The East Side Freedom Library invites you to “Insurgent Knowledges: Book talk with Damien Sojoyner and Sabina Vaught.” On Friday, October 20 @ 7:00PM, Sabina Vaught will discuss the new book, COMPULSORY: EDUCATION AND DISPOSSESSION OF YOUTH IN A PRISON SCHOOL and Damien M. Sojoyner will discuss the new book FIRST STRIKE: EDUCATIONAL ENCLOSURES IN BLACK LOS ANGELES.
Damien M. Sojoyner, First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles. University of Minnesota Press, 2016.
“Damien M. Sojoyner fills a significant gap in literature by problematizing the school-to-prison pipeline, offering a more nuanced analytical frame than the one represented in most contemporary popular discourse. First Strike helps us understand what is happening to young people in under-resourced schools and the ways that their experience reflects an eroding commitment to education in favor of punishment.” — Beth E. Richie, University of Illinois at Chicago, https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/-books/first-strike
Sabina E. Vaught, Compulsory: Education and the Dispossession of Youth in a Prison School. University of Minnesota Press, 2017.
“Fiercely rendered, Compulsory is the book for our moment. This book requires readers to remap the circuits that bind schools to prisons and the state and centers how communities negotiate, and often shatteringly resist, these powerlines. Situating the ‘prison classroom’ within a carceral landscape punctuated by deeply racialized and heteropatriachal practices of removal and premature death, Sabina E. Vaught’s necessary and poetic writing moves activist scholarship into needed and new terrains and pushes readers to mourn, to analyze, and to build struggles for radical freedom that leave no one behind.”— Erica R. Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University, https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/-books/compulsory
For information contact: Sabina Vaught at firstname.lastname@example.org