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The Transformative and Rehabilitative Power of Higher Education in Prison

Monday, October 18 | 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

Bryan Jordan was born and raised in the city of New Haven, CT. He is the oldest of 5 siblings-2 brothers and 2 sisters.  After dropping out of high school, he received my GED while incarcerated in 1994. However, in 2016, while serving a sentence that would later be overturned, he was accepted into Second Chance Educational Alliance to pursue Higher Education in prison. Subsequently, Jordan went on to be 1 of 600 inmates to apply and be accepted into Yale University. Since his release, he has begun the enrollment process into Yale in pursuit of a law degree.

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