Education and Outreach

REACH Coalition began in January 2012 with a weekly philosophy discussion group.  Since then, we have added a creative writing workshop (facilitated by W. Scott Lyon and Claire Jimenez) and a visual arts workshop (facilitated by Robin Paris and Tom Williams of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film).

You can read an article about the philosophy discussion group in the Riverbend prison newspaper, The Maximum Times, here.  The co-authors are Abu Ali Abdur’Rahman and Derrick Quintero.

You can also read a blog post about the group by Lisa Guenther, called “Reading Plato on Death Row.”

In May 2013, REACH Coalition hosted the final plenary session at the Rethinking Prisons conference at Vanderbilt University.  You can read the conference presentations here and watch a video of the presentation here.


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