6:15 PM18:15

RIKERS: An American Jail, Screening and Discussion

Sperry Room, Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School, from 6:15pm-8pm

45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

As part of the Transformative Justice Series, we will be hosting a panel discussion and screening the documentary from award-winning journalist Bill Moyers.

Opening Remarks: Kaia Stern, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Moderator: Edyson Julio, Urban Scholar at Harvard's Graduate School of Education

Panelists: Hector B. Custodio (Pastor Benny), Founder and CEO of Never Forsaken Re-entry Ministries, Inc.; Jason Gordon, former Bloods gang member, Founder of the non-profit Glass Ceilings; Jerome L. Pitts, Coordinator, Transitional Employment Program, Haley House; Tina Williams, Community Advocate, On the Rise, Inc.

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6:00 PM18:00

Exploring the Role of Friends Education in our Current Political Moment: A Community Roundtable at Cambridge Friends School

How might a Friends education support and equip children and communities in our current political moment? The Quaker testimonies of stewardship, peace, integrity, community, equality and simplicity are cornerstone values of a Friends education, They are also integral values to growing compassionate and responsible adults who participate actively in our society. Join our panelists – including educators, parents, scholars, and community leaders – as they reflect upon these values and the role of Friends education within their own lives and our current political moment.

Where: 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, MA 02140

When: Wednesday January 11, 2017, 6:00-7:30 PM

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5:30 PM17:30

Panel Discussion: Education and Transformative Justice, Cambridge, MA


A Community Conversation about Connections, Questions and Action

How do we understand justice? What are the connections between under-resourced schools, trauma, and mass incarceration? From cradle to prison cell, what is our praxis—how do we do education and work for justice that transforms—individuals, relationships and communities?

When: Wednesday, November 9, from 5:30 -7 pm

Where: Askwith Hall, first floor of Longfellow Hall at 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138 

This event launches the HGSE series on Transformative Justice. This series explores the tools educators need to nurture learning communities that affirm human dignity. Throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, we will offer various workshops about justice that transforms—individuals, relationships and communities. Topics include restorative justice practices, the developing brain, trauma and racial healing,protecting children from sexual exploitation, and the role of empathy and mindfulness in education.

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Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education
8:30 PM20:30

Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education

Each performance of Anna Deavere Smith’s Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education begins with a “radical welcome” offered by a different member of the greater Boston community. Welcomers include the individuals below. 

*Schedule subject to change. *


Saturday, August 27 (7:30 PM): 
Dr. Kaia Stern
Co-Founder & Director, Prison Studies Project
Harvard University
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