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Voices of Freedom: Stories of Hope from Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Students Webinar

The California Community Colleges launch the Rising Scholars Network, an equity-driven initiative of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to prioritize and serve incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students. This one-hour webinar was hosted in partnership with the Campaign for College Opportunity and the Foundation for California Community Colleges.

  • Hear directly from students, including a student who joined the webinar from prison
  • Learn how the student experience is impacted by the deep inequities of the criminal justice system, and how higher education can bring us closer to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice
  • Experience Reginald Dwayne Betts, award-winning American poet and New York Times author, as he talks about his journey from incarceration to Yale Law School
  • Preview The Possibility Report, the Campaign for College Opportunity’s report on systematic barriers formerly incarcerated individuals face in accessing and completing a college education