(Teach-In) Challenging The Complex: Creating Coalitions for Prison Abolition, Reform, and Education at Harvard and Beyond


Saturday, February 24, 2018, 1:00pm to 8:00pm


Harvard Divinity School, Andover Hall (45 Francis Ave)
Opening Remarks by
Karlene Griffiths Sekou (Founder & Senior Consulant for The Dignity Project International)
Panel Discussion Centering
Voices of People Directory Impacted by The Prison-Industrial Complex
Project Presentations by
Harvard Students Working on Issues Related to the Prison-Industrial Complex
Concurrent Workshops Led by
Muslim Justice League & Families for Justice as Healing
Ex-Prisoners & Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement
Deeper Than Water
Dinner will be provided 
The idea for Challenging the Complex originated from a group of twelve students from five different Harvard schools with a passion for learning, teaching, and organizing around issues related to the prison-industrial complex. They shared similar frustrations with the lack of communication and connections across the Harvard schools and desired to create a space where interested and engaged students could connect, build together, and learn from each other’s efforts. Challenging the Complex provides a space where community members, students, and faculty can forge lasting connections, form meaningful coalitions, and gain a great deal of knowledge from sharing ideas, experiences, and resources.


See also: Harvard Events