Registration for Fall classes will be open as of August 1, 2023.
The Prison Fix
October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDTFree
The focus of this four-session class series is the mass incarceration system, which took off in the United States in the 1970s and is directly related to the Black freedom struggle in this country. At a time when Black labor was made superfluous to the economics of an emerging global neo-liberal system, and when Black demands for justice found expression in urban uprising, the prison system became a way to house and contain a potentially revolutionary class. Each week our discussion will center on the exploration of that issue and its consequences. There will be readings to complete and videos to watch between the class sessions. Each class will involve lively discussion and plenty of time for questions and reflections about the impact of the material.
Dr. Sut Jhally is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication at UMass, Amherst, and the founder and Executive Director of the Media Education Foundation. Dr. Jhally’s work revolves around the ways in which media and culture impact our understanding of issues connected to race, gender, politics, international relations and hyper-commercialism. He is the author and editor of a number of books and has been involved in the production of over 70 films and videos.