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posted by sfpirg in on Sep 26, 2014 - View profile


Breaking the Cycle: Education Behind Bars

Interactive panel discussion on creating access to education in Canadian prisons.

- 8:00pm
Wednesday October 1 2014

Venue: SFU Surrey Campus Room SUR2740
Address: 250 - 13450 102nd Ave
Cost: FREE
Accessibility: Wheel and scooter accessible

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Since the early 1990s when Correctional Services Canada discontinued accredited university programs people in prison have had to rely on expensive correspondence programs, inadequate libraries, and other hard to come by resources in order to further their knowledge while serving time. However, education is regarded as the single most effective prevention against re-offending, providing people in prison with improved self-esteem, communication skills, & greater employability prospects upon release. Join us for an interactive panel discussion that will explore some of the ways people are working to create access to education behind bars. Featuring Shoshana Pollack (Coordinator of National Inside-Out Program training, Wilfred Laurier),  Kim Williams (UFV), and Liz Fulton Lyne (Greater Edmonton Library Assocation). Sponsored by the SFU Women's Centre and SFPIRG.

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