Underground Scholars Initiative: All Of Us Are System Impacted

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)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
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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.

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