Wednesday, November 13, 2019
What: Showing of “Prison State“
When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 8:30pm
Where: Young 113
Monday, November 18, 2019
What: Poverty and Homelessness Week Convocation
When: Monday, November 18, 2019, 7:30-8:30pm
Where: Newlin Hall, Norton Center for the Arts
This Convocation that kicks off Centre’s annual Poverty and Homelessness Week focuses on the intersections between class, race, addiction, mental illness and mass incarceration in Kentucky. Many students and faculty began the year reading Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy. This year’s Poverty and Homelessness Week continues that emphasis with a week-long series of events highlighting the prison system in the U.S.–the nation with the highest incarceration rate in the world. Steve Durham, Assistant Director of Louisville Metro Department of Corrections will present us with a local perspective on how poverty, race, mental illness, and addiction influence incarceration, especially for those in pre-trial detention. Durham will prod his audience to think about how policies and practices can be changed to lessen incarceration for people experiencing the aforementioned realities without increased risks to public safety.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
What: Bonner Meeting Community Partners Panel
When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 7:00-8:30pm
The Bonner Program will host a panel of five speakers to talk about local issues pertaining to mass incarceration and the ways in which communities have been affected by it and are attempting to battle it. We will welcome Roger Fox from the Isaiah House, Tanith Wilson from the Shepherd House, Shea Carson from Northpoint, J.H. Atkins as a Danville City Commissioner, and Kathy Miles from Advocacy for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) Inc.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
What: Convocation: Voices Inside
When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7:00-8:00pm
Where: Weisiger Theatre
The Voices Inside program is run by Pioneer Playhouse, bringing the theatre and inspirational art forms into Northpoint Training Center, a medium security prison outside Danville. This event will bring the words and productions of these inmates into Wieseger Hall, performed by students and community members. Enjoy, and feel free to ask questions and share commentary at the talk-back, answered by performers and the director of the Voices Inside program.
Friday, November 22, 2019
What: Think Outside the Box with DV8
When: Friday, November 22, 2019, Time TBA
Sunday, November 24, 2019
What: Hygiene Drive
When: Sunday, November 24, 2019, Time TBA