Topic: Underground Scholars Initiative, UC Riverside, Education, System Impacted
Segment: D Report
Participants: Viviana Canales and Fidel Chigoya
Broadcast Air Date: 6/28/19
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
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- Discussion Points
- How do we create safe spaces in colleges and universities for persons that have been formality incarcerated?
- Who is included in the term system impacted?
- Assembly bill 392?
- AS C6?
- What is Underground Scholars Initiative?
- Is there a divide between academic research address of the prison system from the personal impact of prisons and detention centers on student’s lives?
- How do we acknowledge the forgotten population?
- How many university students, faculty and members keep silent about being system impacted?
- How do we over-come the stigma associated with having been formally incarcerated?
- Does the strategy of silence as a survival mechanism apply to the college experience?
- How do we transition from silence to being vocal?
- Why do we de-humanize people that have been incarcerated?
- How do we include all of our community voices?
- Why do place judgements on people based on the association to the institutions they are currently in?
- Is there an assumption of a contradiction with being a person that has been formerly incarcerated and yet is presently a student at UC Riverside?
- Does the university degree open previously close doors if you have a prior criminal record?
- How are students criminalized in order to support the school to prison pipeline?
- Why do we deny credit of university growth to people with past criminal convictions?
- Can you get a college education while incarcerated?
- Does our society care about our hurt?
- Everyone in the United States is System Impacted.