Schools, Youth, and the Criminal (In)Justice System

Pullman, Wash.- The Washington State University Common Reading Program hosts a lecture by John Lupinacci at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 17 in Todd 116.  The event is free and open to the public.

The session will accompany this overview of youth in prisons by posing questions for audience participants to discuss.  Often such presentations can leave us feeling powerless; however, this session will culminate by providing audience participants with opportunities to connect with regional and national efforts to reform and/or abolish the systemic incarceration of youth through the school-to-prison pipeline.

Dr. Lupinacci is an assistant professor in the College of Education.  He teaches pre-service teachers and graduate students in the Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education (CSSTE) program.  He received the American Education Studies Association Critics’ Choice Award in 2011 for the book he co-wrote: EcoJustice Education: Toward Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities.

WSU’s Common Reading program hosts lectures, film showings, and other events that explore the topics approached in each year’s chosen common reading novel.  Bryan Stevenson, the author of this year’s Common Reading book, will visit campus and give the annual Common Reading Invited Lecture on Dec. 1 in Beasley Coliseum. The lecture is free and open to the public.