"College Behind Bars"

College Behind Bars is a documentary film series telling the story of a group of incarcerated individuals in New York State who are working to earn degrees through one of the most rigorous college-in-prison programs in America: the Bard Prison Initiative.


Featuring two panels:

Lynn Novick 
Director and Producer of College Behind Bars 
Max Kenner 
Executive Director of the Bard Prison Initiative
Jule Hall
Program Associate for Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice at the Ford Foundation 
Alumnus of the Bard Prison Initiative

Moderated by
Ken Burns
Executive Producer of College Behind Bars

Marc Howard 
Professor of Government and Law at Georgetown University
Founding Director of the Prisons and Justice Initiative 
Shon Hopwood 
Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University
George Chochos 
Assistant Director of the Georgetown Pivot Program
Alumnus of the Bard Prison Initiative
Brian Ferguson 
Director of DC Mayor's Office on Returning Citizen Affairs

Moderated by 
John J. DeGioia 
President of Georgetown University

Monday, March 11, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Gaston Hall
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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Open to the public and the press?


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