Free to Learn – Spring Symposium

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Free to Learn – Spring Symposium

14 Apr 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Register for this one-day event will engage Santa Fe College and members from the greater Gainesville community in exploring the role that education can play in breaking the cycle of incarceration.  Symposium sessions are meant to increase public understanding of incarceration in Florida, its impact on our communities, and the role each of us can play in reducing rates of recidivism and promoting safer, stronger communities.  There will be opportunities to hear from current and former SF students with carceral experience, SF administrators who are currently working to promote educational opportunities for those with carceral experience, along with community partners who play a pivotal role in supporting those who are impacted by incarceration.

Highlights of the Symposium include

  • Keynote Speaker Romarilyn Ralston, Executive Director of Project Rebound at California State University Fullerton
  • Live Podcast Session—Moderated Discussion with Free to Learn podcast participants, along with audience Q&A
  • Panel Discussions on Topics regarding Education In and After Prison
  • Interactive Workshop—Facilitated Small Group Brainstorm Sessions exploring goals and steps forward for the SF community

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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14 Apr 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Lyceum Concert Hall
3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606 United States
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