Education as a Resource Against Recidivism

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 05:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Event Details

WHEN
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 05:30 pm to 09:00 pm
WHERE
Bill Yowell Conference Center in Warrior Hall
CONTACT
Office of Research and Economic Development
254.519.5447 254.519.5447
Description

Education as a Resource Against Recidivism will highlight the perspectives of agencies in reference to recidivism (the police, prison officials, community relations counselors...) and provide a dialog between faculty and the community about education as a resource against the struggles that perpetuate the revolving door of incarceration.

5:30pm

 

Introductions

6:00-6:45pm

 

Welcome and Opening Keynote

6:45pm

 

 

How to Reach and Teach Under-Prepared Students

This lecture is brought to us by Dr. Lisa Bunkowski, Ph.D., Ed.D.. It offers the perspective of educators and students engaged in the teaching and learning process without the needed preparation on either side.

 

7:15-8:00pm

 

Open Discussion Facilitated by the College Promise Program of Central Texas

Faculty from the regional ISDs, community colleges, and A&M-Central Texas engage in conversations related to opportunities and obstacles in the learning environment both in P-12 and higher education classrooms.

8:00pm

 

 

Preview of March 5 and 6 with Ms. Tia Ryans

Closing Remarks

 

 

 

Keynote Speaker: Tia Ryans

Founding Executive Director

Forcing Out Recidivism Through Education (F.O.R.T.E. House)


Tia Ryans is a political advocate and a direct witness to the insidious and detrimental impact of the criminal justice system. Her areas of passion and study surround the intersectionality between environmental, social, and criminal injustices that impact disenfranchised communities. She also uses her platform to elevate stories of women and girls affected by physical and sexual abuse. As the Founding Executive Director of Forcing Out Recidivism Through Education (F.O.R.T.E. House), she focuses on providing a healthy and stable living environment while promoting autonomy for formerly incarcerated students transitioning from incarceration through post-secondary education. Tia is also the Founder and Chapter Leader of All of Us or None- Northern NJ, where she organizes grassroots advocacy initiatives and community givebacks to support people directly impacted by the criminal justice system and their family members. As a first-generation college graduate, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Political Science and African American & African Studies from Rutgers University.

 

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Organizer

Office of Research and Economic Development

Phone: 254.519.5447 254.519.5447

sanfrena.britt@tamuct.edu
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Venue

Bill Yowell Conference Center in Warrior Hall


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