Education under Restraint: Teaching Latina/o Histories in Prison

The HIP (History in Progress) April program features alumnus Andy Eisen (’05).
The HIP (History in Progress) April program features alumnus Andy Eisen (’05).
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will highlight the award winning program and will share Eisen’s efforts as a tutor and instructor to integrate critical historical content into the ESL curriculum.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.
Young Hall 411 Lectures Open to the Public