Teaching Artist Spotlight: Rowan Renee

Recently, JAC had the chance to speak with Rowan Renee. Rowan (b. 1985, West Palm Beach, Florida) is a genderqueer artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Their work addresses the intersections of gender-based violence, intergenerational trauma and mass incarceration through State records and family archives.  In 2019, they acquired the contents of their father's criminal case …

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The Challenges of Pursuing Higher Education in Prison

Guest Contributor: Conor Broderick  Most college students would agree that there is nothing easy about getting a degree. Yet despite the hardships there are some individuals who are driven to enrich themselves while serving a prison sentence. Understandably, the educational playing field in prison is not the same from institution to institution. Pursuing a degree …

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