Are you in need of a new book to read (or to decorate your dorm room with)? Read about the Claremont Forum, a used bookstore whose proceeds all go towards the Prison Library Project! Your new favorite Claremont Village spot!!
On Oct. 11, Northeastern University law professor Daniel Medwed led a discussion at Claremont McKenna’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum titled “Why The Innocent Can’t Get Out of Prison.” Medwed focused on combating two popular myths: first, that America’s criminal justice system may not be perfect but is the best out
Keith LaMar has spent the last 30 years of his life on death row for a crime that evidence shows he did not commit. Since his conviction, LaMar has dedicated his life to criminal justice reform activism and education. His work has taken the form of starting book clubs at high schools, writing and autobiography, and co-writing a jazz album, “Freedom First” with pianist Albert Marquès.
On Oct. 7, Marquès was joined by Zack O’Farrill, Kazemde George, and Yosmel Montejo in the final performance of the Freedom First West Coast tour at Pomona’s Lyman Concert Hall. While the musicians performed on stage, LaMar called in to recite his original spoken word poetry from an Ohio prison.
Updated April 16 at 3:53 p.m. Calling for a reimagination of the carceral state, scholar-activists and abolitionists Mariame Kaba and Andrea Ritchie convened over the weekend as part of Scripps College’s “Abolition is Feminism, Feminism is Abolition” conference. The three-day conference was held in partnership between the 5Cs’ Intercollegiate Feminist
The on-campus performance of “Undanced Dances Through Prison Walls During a Pandemic” united formerly and currently incarcerated choreographers, professional dancers and about 200 members of the Claremont community on Saturday.
Renowned activist and scholar Angela Davis drew crowds of students, faculty and staff to Bridges Auditorium Tuesday and Thursday evening as she delivered the 2021 Ena H. Thompson lectureship.
As part of her residency inside the California Rehabilitation Center, Scripps College dance professor Suchi Branfman directed a short film featuring the dances of incarcerated choreographers.
Through Pitzer’s Inside-Out program, currently incarcerated students are seeking degrees while participating in progressive classes with other 5C students.
Voting isn’t the only way to spur social change; those disillusioned with politics should turn to mutual aid, writes Gerardo Hurtado PO ‘24.
After taking part in Justice Education Initiative courses at the 5Cs, Chris Meng PO ’23 urges the implementation of justice courses in K-12.