The Liberal Arts Behind Prison Walls

The Center for Prison Education (CPE)  brings the liberal arts into two Connecticut correctional institutions, offering incarcerated individuals the opportunity to take credited Wesleyan courses, taught by Wesleyan faculty, that they may apply toward degrees. 

Join us for an engaging program to learn more about the CPE and hear directly from faculty and student participants about their experiences supporting, teaching and participating in the program. Panelists include Lori Gruen, William Griffin Professor of Philosophy, Gabe Hurlock '20, and Marisol Garcia, York cohort of 2018.

Event Details
Monday, December 7, 2020
7:30 – 8:30 PM EST 

Questions? Please contact Molly McGonigle at

Registration note: please register individually (preferably with separate emails). You may “Add Another Registrant” if you want to register on behalf of another person. Registration closes on Sunday, December 6, 2020. 

More information about our panelists:

Lori Gruen: William Griffin Professor of Philosophy.  She has taught 8 courses with the Center for Prison Education and served as the first chair of CPE’s Faculty Advisory Committee. She returned to the chair role in Fall 2020.
Gabe Hurlock, '20: participated in CPE in 2019- 2020 as a tutor and TA of Philosophy. Is currently a Lead Advisor at Mesh Ed Collective, an anti-racist ed-tech based in Brooklyn, and is the Founder of Tribe Arts, a school to prison abolition program for arts-based learning.
Marisol Garcia: participated in CPE from 2017 until she was released in 2019.  She is currently enrolled at Middlesex Community College pursuing a dual degree in Political Science and Business Administration, after which she will transfer to the University of Connecticut before entering a PhD/JD program.  She wants to continue her passion of helping others avoid the pitfalls of mass incarceration and successful re-entry. 

Moderator: Allie Cislo, Program Manager, Wesleyan Center for Prison Education



12/07/2020 07:30 PM EST - 08:30 PM EST
Virtual Meeting
Wesleyan University