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From Crime to the Classroom: How Education Changes Lives
June 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Blending his personal story and scholarship, Omari Amili leads a discussion on the benefits of another path: the “prison-to-college pipeline,” where incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people can take college courses and receive a degree. Studies have shown that education is one of the best ways to reduce the chance of returning to prison, and Omari explores how we all benefit—as individuals and a society—from the new perspective, sense of direction, and confidence education provides.