Look here for news and upcoming events from the Liberal Arts in Prison Program.
April 17, 2013
LAPP published its Spring 2013 Newsletter. This issue features short essays by former incarcerated students Kyle Orth and Michael Cosby, Associate Professor of Music Eric McIntyre, and Grinnell parent Francie Campbell.
November 29, 2012
LAPP welcomes Tracy Huling '77 to campus Thursday, November 29th for a screening of her film Yes, in My Backyard a 1999 documentary which "explores the multi-layered dependence of one upstate New York farming town on the prison industry, and probes the profound implications of this dependence for the keepers and the kept, and for society at large." The screening will be at 8 pm on Thursday in Alumni Recitation Hall 302.
Huling has worked for more than a decade on many national projects addressing the relationship between prisons and rural communities, and she currently serves as the President (and Founder) of the Prison Public Memory Project. We are honored to have her visit campus.
November 16, 2012
The Liberal Arts in Prison Program thanks everyone who attended the discussion panel as part of the Social Justice Prize Symposium. The panel included Program Coordinator Emily Guenther '07, Associate Dean Mark Schneider, Professor Emeritus and President Emeritus George Drake '56, two formerly incarcerated students, John Hammers and Michael Cosby, and a current student coordinator Amber Gruner '13.
August 31, 2012
We will be holding a volunteer meeting on Sunday, September 2nd in JRC 101 for all students interested in participating in the program during the fall semester. All new and returning student volunteers are required to attend. New volunteers should come at 4 pm, returning volunteers at 5 pm. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 13, 2012
Today we released the first issue of our bi-annual newsletter! Inside you will find contributions from: Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and President of the Ben & Jerry's Foundation, Emily Guenther, '07 alum and full-time coordinator of the Liberal Arts in Prison Program, Michael Cosby, a former student of the First Year of College Program at Newton Correctional Facility, George Drake, professor emeritus and former Grinnell College president, who has taught two classes at NCF, and Eric Ritter, '12 alum, former student volunteer, and student volunteer coordinator. If you would like to receive the following issues of our newsletter, you can sign up here.
July 13, 2012
The Liberal Arts in Prison Program is proud to be featured in the most recent edition of the Grinnell Magazine (Summer 2012). Please see the inside cover to read an account from John Hammers, a formerly incarcerated student who took Grinnell classes at the Newton Correctional Facilty.
There is also a piece on the Grinnell College website, linking people to the article.