4:00pm CDT April 21
Andy Eisen will share his work teaching Latina/o history as part of the Education Justice Project, a model college-in-prison program at the University of Illinois. The presentation will include a short film documenting the nation’s first and only English as a Second Language (ESL) program designed and instructed by incarcerated men at the Danville Correctional Center. This talk will highlight the award winning program and will share Eisen’s efforts as a tutor and instructor to integrate critical historical content into the ESL curriculum. Through the teaching and learning of Latina/o history, he will reflect on the transformative potential of higher education for incarcerated people, their families, the communities from which they come, the host institution, and society as a whole.
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