Witt Visitor Film Showing and Discussion


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  • Speaker: Benay Rubenstein
  • Host Department: Prison Creative Arts Project
  • Date: 11/19/2012
  • Time: 2:00PM - 4:30PM

  • Location: Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, Room 2062, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2069

  • Description:

    Join Janie Paul’s Art Workshops in Prisons class for a viewing of Passport to the Future and a post-film discussion with Soros Fellows Benay Rubenstein and Mary Heinen and other returning citizens.

    Benay Rubenstein is currently a Soros Justice Fellow working on a campaign to reform the State University of New York’s admissions policies that impose significant barriers to higher education for people with criminal records. She produced The Last Graduation, a film that describes the dismantling of college programs in US prisons; founded the College Initiative, a reentry education program for formerly incarcerated people; and served as academic coordinator for College Bound Programs at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in NY from 1983 to 1996.

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