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Date: 04/08/2022
Time: April 8 - 10am - 5:30pm
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Humanities Beyond Bars Symposium

An in-person event bringing together formerly incarcerated students and scholars, activists, and campus and community members for collaboration, mutual support, and knowledge sharing

Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 7, 2022, 6 p.m. (Dore Theatre, CSUB Campus)

35th Charles W. Kegley Memorial Lecture: “Ear Hustle: Stories of Life In and Beyond Prison”

Featuring: Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods (creators of the Ear Hustle podcast)


Friday, April 8, 2022 (Walter W. Stiern Library, Dezember Reading Room, CSUB Campus)

10:00 a.m.

Interactive Workshop: “Building Power with Currently Incarcerated Community Members”

Featuring: James King and Isabella Borgeson (Ella Baker Center for Human Rights)

1 p.m.

Keynote Address: “Understanding Prison Abolition in Practice: Reentry and Community”

Featuring: James King (Ella Baker Center for Human Rights)


2:30 pm

Interactive Workshop: “Unlocking Purpose and Freedom Through Entrepreneurship”

Featuring Quan Huynh and Darlene Luca (Defy Ventures)

                       4:30 pm

Closing Plenary Session: Barriers and Resilience of Women Leadership in Higher Education

Featuring: Irene Sotelo, Lily Gonzalez, and Priscilla Terriquez (CSU Project

 Rebound Leadership)


Event Partners and Sponsors

[CSUB Project Rebound, CSUB Historical Research Center, Valley Strong, Kaiser and Adventist, Kegley Family, Whiting Foundation, California Humanities]