1:25 AM (ET) on January 29, 2021

Doing Philosophy In Prison: Just Ideas

With Christia Mercer

Time: 1:25 AM (ET) on January 29, 2021 - Location: Columbia University, New York USA

Christia Mercer is a Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, one of the most prestigious and selective universities in the United States, but in this brief talk she says her most satisfying teaching experiences have happened inside prisons. The first faculty member to teach in prison through Columbia’s Justice-in-Education program, Mercer talks here about why she has become so passionately devoted to bridging the gap between incarcerated people, who have little or no access to education in prison, and the life-changing perspectives and opportunities they can access through books and education.

In English.

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