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Prisons, Persons, and Possibilities

The UChicago Civic Knowledge Project is partnering with the UChicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture to help support the vital educational work of the Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project (PNAP)! With PNAP as our initial focus, we hope to draw together as a working/networking group the many members of the UChicago community--staff, students, and faculty--who are engaging with or interested in such issues as incarceration and education, the school-to-prison pipeline, the rights of prisoners and individuals with criminal records, the prison-industrial complex, and the role of the arts and humanities in the carceral state.

Please check out PNAP at If you are interested in getting involved with this work on the UChicago side, please contact Alice Kim,, at the Pozen Center for Human Rights, which is now coordinating this collaboration.

Key Links

Interview with PNAP's Sarah Ross
PNAP's Weight of Rage Exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center
PNAP's Damon Locks Freedom/Time at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum
Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow website
Angela Davis discussing Freedom is a Constant Struggle on Democracy Now!
Sarah Ross and Erica Meiners, "Against the Inevitability of the Present."