The rapidly-developing field of higher education in prison is gaining momentum.
There has been an increase in demand for individuals and organizations who can share personal stories, research, and results on the topic of college in prison in a dynamic and meaningful way. The Alliance does not want to be the “spokesperson” on topics related to higher education in prison and we are committed to ensuring that many voices represent our community, particularly the voices of system-impacted individuals.
Our community is composed of currently incarcerated students, alumni, program directors, teachers, researchers, prison and college/university administrators and others with lived experience and in-depth knowledge.
Through the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison’s Speakers Bureau, we hope to provide an avenue for people in this community to share their experiences and expertise with the public, as well as a way for the public to access speakers with a range of expertise and experiences.
Contact us to suggest a topic for the Speakers Bureau.
The Alliance for Higher Education in Prison Speakers Bureau includes a diverse roster of voices from the field.
Note: The Alliance believes it is critical to compensate people for contributing their experience and/or expertise to an event; however, the Alliance does not facilitate or negotiate payment for Speakers Bureau participants. Negotiating payment is the responsibility of speakers and event coordinators. Event coordinators should seriously consider the compensation that can offered in advance of inviting a speaker.Contact Us For Information
Speaker listings coming soon.
“I see myself always being involved with fighting for access to education and changing the narrative of denying people something that might seem like a privilege when it really is a right. No matter what you've done in regard to the law, you shouldn't be punished by losing something that is really a right. The right to learn. The right to better yourself. The right to feel empowered. The right to teach others.”