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HEAR & NOW: An Interactive Oral History Exhibit

April 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

HEAR & NOW is a multimedia pop-up presenting the fieldwork of scholars who are also activists, researchers who are also storytellers, oral historians who are also community members.

The exhibit will include work by *Valerie Fendt, oral historian and volunteer with the Prison Education Program at Columbia University, on Comparative Classrooms: Teaching to Transgress

How do we value education, who benefits from it, and what are the impacts of Columbia classes inside of state correctional facilities?


*Inspired by radical educators, like bell hooks, and including professors at Barnard and Columbia, Valerie became a teaching assistant for classes taught by Columbia professors for college credit at state correctional facilities through the Justice-in-Education Initiative. Featuring audio excerpts from those involved with prison education— as students and advocates— and materials taught and produced in those classes, this exhibit recreates on the outside a classroom on the inside.




Union Theological Seminary, Social Hall, Columbia University
3041 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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