Sunday, April 23, 2006

Guest for May 7

Joel Tyner, local politician and radio host on WVKR, will be joining us to discuss how local politics translates into influencing policy on not just a local level, but actually translates into state, national and international changes.

Guest for June 4

A nurse in corrections for over 25 years will be joining us to discuss ways the people inside can be proactive in their health care while serving time.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Bard Prison Initiative presents Eddie Ellis

Tuesday, April 11 7 pm
Bard Campus Center multipurpose room

Eddie Ellis was released from prison in 1992 after serving 25 years. During his incarceration he witnessed the uprising in Attica in 1972, saw the establishment of the first college-in-prison programs, and was recognized statewide as a leader and representative of the incarcerated from within New York’s prisons.

Since his release Ellis has become a world renowned speaker and advocate for criminal justice reform. He founded and chairs the NuLeadership Policy Group, a think tank made up of people who were formerly or are currently incarcerated and has worked as a consultant for the New York State Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus, the Open Society Institute, and the National Criminal Justice Commission. Currently, he produces and hosts the radio program “On the Count” which is broadcast weekly in New York City on WBAI.

During his visit to campus Ellis will discuss his current work and survey the major problems with and efforts to reform criminal justice systems in America.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information email bpi@bard.edu or phone 845-758-7308