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Witt Visitor Film Showing and Discussion

Monday, November 19, 2012
12:00 AM
Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, Room 2062, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2069

Roman J. Witt Visitor Benay Rubenstein screens “Passport to the Future,” a documentary film exploring barriers to college admissions for applicants with criminal records.

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.

Speaker:
Benay Rubenstein