Kandis Williams and Taylor Doran of CASSANDRA Press lead a discussion on access to education, arts institutions, and the school-to-prison pipeline. This discussion was held in conjunction with the release of CASSANDRA’s new publication Faucets, which brings together syllabi and reading materials from educators, with the intention of distributing the materials to low income and incarcerated individuals with limited access to education. The discussion opens up dialogue surrounding key issues of access and power. From the NAACP, 2005: “In the last decade, the punitive and overzealous tools and approaches of the modern criminal justice system have seeped into our schools, serving to remove children from mainstream educational environments and funnel them onto a one-way path toward prison. . . The School-to-Prison Pipeline is one of the most urgent challenges in education today.”
Presented by CASSANDRA Press at NYABF on September 21, 2018. Recording courtesy Blank Forms.