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(Virtual Event) For the Children? Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State: Erica R. Meiners in Conversation with the Critical Prison Studies Reading Group

When: Thursday, May 28, 2020
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah Peters   847.491.3864

Group: Critical Theory

Category: Academic


Join us for a conversation with Professor Erica R. Meiners concerning the school-to-prison pipeline and college-in-prison programs. This event is part of a yearlong Critical Theory Program reading group series co-facilitated by Maria Dikcis (PhD, English) and Rishee Batra (MFA/MA, English). For our final meeting we are reading Meiners' For the Children? Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State.

Please contact Maria ( for the Zoom meeting details and additional pre-circulated reading materials. All are welcome! Feel free to attend even if you cannot complete any of the readings!

Dr. Erica R. Meiners is the author of Right to Be Hostile: Schools, Prisons, and the Making of Public Enemies; Flaunt It! Queers Organizing for Public Education and Justice; and For the Children? Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State. She has taught at the Sister Jean Hughes Adult High School for formerly incarcerated people, served as a Soros Media Fellow critically examining alternative responses to sexual violence that do not center criminalization, and worked as a Visiting Scholar at the Leather Archives & Museum. Dr. Meiners is a Professor of Education and Women’s and Gender Studies at Northeastern Illinois University.

Sponsored by: Critical Theory Custer, Department of English, The Women's Center

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