Mississippi Freedom Winter addresses the humanitarian crisis occurring throughout Mississippi's prisons and immigrant detention centers. Their Study and Struggle program is the first phase of an ongoing project to organize against incarceration and criminalization in Mississippi through four months of political education and community building.
The Alliance for Higher Education in Prison is announcing a Call for Proposals for Higher Education in Prison Training Resources. The Alliance invites proposals from individuals/groups to design original training resources to be made widely available to the higher education in prison community and allies across the country. The Alliance seeks projects that will help ensure high-quality, student-centered, anti-racist and humanizing experiences for students. The Alliance will make all finalized materials available to the community in print and digital formats. The project author(s) will be compensated, up to $10,000, commensurate with the scope of the individual project.
The Alliance is excited to announce a new partnership with Richard Milner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of Education and Founding Director of the Initiative for Race Research and Justice at Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Higher Education in Prison Initiative to produce an Opportunity-Centered, Anti-Racist Teaching Guide specific to in-prison teaching. The guide will be organized around a series of interrelated competencies (e.g., mentoring, academic and social support, tutoring, learning theory and trauma-informed pedagogy and building responsive and relevant student learning assessment). Once produced, the guide will be made widely available for the higher education in prison community.
The Alliance is being joined by 20 programs participating in the Higher Education in Prison Reading Project and have sent over 100 copies of our upcoming book selection, "Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement".