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"U-M and Mass Incarceration," Richard Meisler

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
12:00 AM
Institute for Humanities, Osterman Common Room, 202 S. Thayer, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Humanize the Numbers Lecture and Workshop Series

In the 1980s, Richard Meisler taught courses for Washtenaw Community College in the Huron Valley Women’s facility.  After leaving to work at the University of Michigan, he arranged for three of the women, who were still behind bars, to study at the University.  They all graduated, two of them won Hopwood writing awards, and two earned master’s degrees in social work.

Richard Meisler has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University, and a long career as a college teacher and administrator.  He has received the Matthews Underclass Teaching Award, the award for Excellence in Concentration Advising, and the Award for Excellence in Education.