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Prison Education Conference 2019
February 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Join us at ASU’s Student Pavilion, Ballroom 121, for the 8th annual ASU Prison Education Conference themed “Easy In & Long Way Out.” This free event is hosted by ASU’s Prison Education Awareness Club (PEAC) with support from the Department of English, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, School of Social Transformation, and Undergraduate Student Government.
DONNA HARATI & GABRIEL LOPEZ Homeboy Industries
TYRA PATTERSON Social Justice Activist, wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years
10:00 -Opening Remarks – Winter Roth, President, PEAC, & ASU Sponsors
10:30 – KEYNOTE – Beyond Prisons Donna Harati, Dir. of Legal Services, Homeboy Industries
11:15 – KEYNOTE – Transformation Through Healing and Education Gabriel Lopez, Senior Navigator, Homeboy Industries
12:00 – Captivity and Liberation: Religion and For-Profit Immigrant Detention – Leah Sarat, Associate Professor of Religious Studies,ASU
12:30 -Lunch Buffet
1:00 – Volunteer Teaching in Prison – ASU Panel (lunch continues)
2:00 -Creating Hope and Opportunities – AZ Dept of Juvenile Corrections Panel
3:00 – What the Public Should Know About Public Defense – Victoria Comeaux, ASU Law Student
3:30 – KEYNOTE: It’s Not What They Call You, It’s What You Answer To – Tyra Patterson, Social Justice Activist
A complimentary lunch will be served (vegetarian options available). Must pre-register to be ensured a meal.