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Prioritizing Higher Education and Career Goals in Prison & Reentry

Friday, October 15 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Virtual Event

The Prison Education Project at Washington University in St. Louis is excited to announce its inaugural Maggie Garb Lecture Series. This lecture series will feature dynamic scholars, practitioners, grassroots organizers and impacted students from across the country who will speak on this year’s theme, “The Power of Higher Education in Prison.” Additionally, this series will feature an hour-long lecture from keynote speaker Syrita Steib, a system-impacted grassroots organizer. This virtual lecture series is made possible by the Maggie Garb Foundation. 

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Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Maggie Garb Lecture Series



Speaker Information

Terrell A. Blount is a motivational speaker, mentor, and advocate for quality postsecondary education and career opportunities and policy change affecting justice-involved people. Approaching the completion of a 6-year sentence, Terrell pursued his goal of graduating with a college degree, which he set for himself years before being released from prison.  “I just kept telling myself: ‘If I can do five years in prison, I can do five years in college’”. Soon, he found himself a BA graduate of the School of Communication & Information (SCI) and later, achieving his MPA in Nonprofit Management from the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), both at Rutgers University.

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