Re-Interrogating the 'School to Prison Pipeline' Through Engaged Arts Practices

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Arts & School/Prison Pipeline

Spring 2019

Taught By: Cecilia Rubino

Section: A

CRN: 7641

Credits: 1

In this one-credit weekend course, students will explore the impact of "school-to-prison pipeline" policies through the lens of engaged theater and the artist/activist Sekou Sundiata’s method of ‘making as a way of thinking’. Topics of exploration will include education policies that sort, track, and lead to disparities in opportunity based on race, class, and gender, police in schools, unjust disciplinary codes and the devastating impact that these policies have on communities of color that are struggling to overcome structural violence, poverty and a legacy of mass incarceration. Through theater practices including improvisation, collaborative scripting, critical readings, and discussions with activists and educators including Brian Lewis, the director of exalt, a program that works with court involved youth and playwright Liza Jessie Peterson, who has worked with young people at Rikers Island for 2 decades, students will collaboratively develop proposals for creative works that seek to interrogate and re-imagine ‘School to Prison’ policies in New York City and beyond.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:35pm 6/15/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 001

Date Range: 2/8/2019 - 2/8/2019

Days: Saturday

Times: 11:00am - 8:00pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: L102

Date Range: 2/9/2019 - 2/9/2019