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ULM communication welcomes traveling scholar Stephen Hartnett

Published April 17, 2015

The communication program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will welcome Dr. Stephen Hartnett to ULM April 21 to present, “Prison Pedagogies and Social Justice in the Age of Ferguson.” Hartnett’s presentation will take place at 6 p.m., in Stubbs Hall, Room 100.

This event is free and open to the public.


Hartnett’s presentation focuses on a route toward social justice based on pedagogies of empowerment in both prisons and communities impacted by prisons. His presentation will include poetry, imagery, and music, and will invite spirited feedback from the audience.

Hartnett is professor and chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver, where he is the editor of “Captured Words/Free Thoughts,” an annual magazine of poems and stories crafted by imprisoned writers.

He is a co-founder of PCARE—a group of national scholars focused on prison communication, activism, research, and education.

He has received numerous awards including the Northwest Communication Association’s 2008 Human Rights Award, and the University of Colorado’s 2010 Thomas Jefferson Award.

In addition, Hartnett is the author or editor of eight books and dozens of publications related to democracy, social justice, prisons, globalization and empire, and the death penalty.

For more information, contact Dr. Lesli Pace at pace@ulm.edu or at 318-342-1165.


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