Justice Education Week 2022


Justice Education Week is a mostly in-person week-long event that runs April 23-29, 2022. The hope is to bring awareness to the crisis of incarceration, its human impact, and build support for transformative educational movements in carceral settings and beyond. 

  • Saturday, April 23rd 9:00am-5:00pm & Sunday April 24th 11:00am-3:00pm Restorative Circle Training and Event: The week kicks off with a focus on restorative justice by hosting a training on restorative circles and a themed restorative circle session.
  • Monday, April 25th 5:00pm-6:00pm Keynote:  Our keynote speaker will discuss abolitionist teachings and its importance on education and the carceral system.
  • Wednesday, April 27th 6:00-7:30pm Barriers To Reenty: Events will focus on support for incarcerated and justice-impacted students, including the screening of College Behind Bars followed by a panel discussion 
  • Thursday, April 28th 6:00pm-7:30pm Educational ReformEvents will pivot from prison reform to highlight education's role in ushering students into the carceral system. 
  • Friday, April 29th 3:30pm ReentryThe focal points include barriers to reentry, including a reentry simulation where participants are in the shoes of formerly incarcerated individuals reintegrating.
Restorative Circles Training

4/23 9AM-5PM 

Training on restorative circles using a harm-reduction model...

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Restorative Circles Criminal Justice in America

4/24 11AM-3PM

Restorative Circle- Topic Theme Criminal Justice.

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4/25 at 5-6PM

The talk will explore abolitionist teaching and educational freedom, as it pertains to racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through radical civic initiatives and movements. 

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Penn State Pardon Project

4/26 6-7:30PM

Pardon applications are free and easier to submit than ever. Pennsylvania is leading the nation in pardon reform.


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College Behind Bars Panel: Reentry From Multiple Lenses

4/27 6-7:30PM

Screening of the Ken Burns Documentary College Behind Bars followed by a panel discussion.

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Black Students Black Teachers White Schools

4/28 6-7:30PM

Webinar to provide information and assistance to Centre County residents who are interested in sealing their criminal records...

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Reentry Simulation

4/29 3:30PM

This interactive session will ask participants to assume identities of individuals reentering and simulate the first month of release...

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Special thanks to the keynote co-sponsors at Penn State: College of Education, Office of Educational Equity