Community Engaged Collaboration

Year of Funding: 
2019/2020

This Community Engaged Collaboration gathers cross-departmental/cross-disciplinary UW faculty, staff and students; currently and formerly incarcerated leaders; and diverse community leaders to develop equitable collaborations across campus, community, and prison spaces. Year one (2018-2019) focused on hosting workshops, sponsoring speakers, and developing best practices to build relationships across campus, community and prison spaces. Year two (2019-2020) focuses on gathering collaborators for a community engagement event to be held in conjunction with the UW Katz Lecture by Ruth Wilson Gilmore; piloting a Public Knowledge syllabus inside at least one regional prison; and supporting ongoing efforts to build pathways to UW for system-impacted people.

UW Faculty: Chris Beasley (UWT), Dan Berger (IAS, UWB), Megan Ming Francis (Political Science/Law, Societies and Justice), Moon-Ho Jung (History), Carrie Matthews (English), Chandan Reddy (GWSS), Ileana Rodriguez-Silva (History), Stephanie Smallwood (History), Megan Ybarra (Geography).

Community Partners: Alliances (Gender and Sexuality Group) at Washington State Reformatory (WSR); Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Affinity Group (APICAG) at WSR; Black Prisoners Caucus (BPC) at WSR and Clallam Bay Corrections Center (CBCC); BPC Taking Education and Creating History (BPC-TEACH) at CBCC; Freedom Education Project Puget Sound (FEPPS) at Washington Corrections Complex for Women (WCCW); Formerly Incarcerated Group Healing Together (FIGHT); Nuestro Grupo Cultural at CBCC; Seattle Central College; University Beyond Bars (UBB) at WSR.

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