ITHAKA will be hosting Advancing Equity from the University to America’s Prisons, a special conversation with poet, scholar, and advocate Reginald Dwayne Betts on Tuesday, March 23, 1:00-2:00 PM EST. Registration is free.

Dwayne will share his personal journey, his perspective on ways to address racial inequities in higher education and cultural institutions, and his ambitious Million Book Project, an initiative that will bring curated 500-book Freedom Libraries to prisons in every state in the U.S., Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. Laura Brown, Senior Advisor for Ithaka S+R, will moderate the discussion.

Our aim is for our Next Wave event series to provide you with insight and inspiration by sharing stories and engaging with people who have dedicated themselves to addressing inequities through their actions.