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Dr. Gee hosting A Night of Learning and Action Thursday

October 4, 2016

Campus Read will continue on Thursday, October 6 from 7-8 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew, as Criminal Justice Professor Dr. Richard Gee will facilitate a Night of Learning and Action around the issue of private prisons and racial injustice.

Poster for a night of learning and action“Students will learn about the cessation of Federal Department of Justice use of private prisons and why,” said Dr. Gee. “They will also learn about state contract occupancy guarantees and Real Estate Investment Funds private prisons use to reduce their tax liability. ”

While at the event, students will hear a short presentation, and learn about how they could get involved by sending letters to elected officials.

This is the second of three events currently scheduled for Campus Read, which is focusing the 2016-17 year on racial justice. The first event featured up-and-coming poet Danez Smith and the third event is a Zine Making Night scheduled for Thursday, October 20.

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