2019 Public Outreach Grants

Recipients

Description

  • The recipient of a 2018 Public Outreach Grant for a pilot program, the FIRST program included an additional round of five scholars in the 2019-2020 year.
  • The program trained formerly incarcerated students to address social justice issues through interdisciplinary scientific research.
  • FIRST Scholars attended seminars and workshops focused on specific topics related to science, social justice, and professional development.
  • Together, students and their formerly incarcerated mentors collaborated and created community and a clear pathway to graduate school. 
  • Read the full article for more information about the FIRST Program. 

Recipients

Description

  • Created a publicly accessible digital platform for mapping and narrating lived history along North American rivers. 
  • Maps are overlayed with archival documents, interviews, images, and timelines.
  • The sources presented on this portal showed how scientific thought is not only influenced by any scientific, legal, or political community, but by the rivers themselves with their shifting sandbars. 
  • The website’s audience comes away with a better understanding of the ways in which science can empower activists along rivers and also the limitations of a scientific approach without political action and engagement.

Recipients

Description

  • Working with the educational staff at Metropolitan Detention Center, the Center for New Narratives in Philosophy organized a series of mini-courses that are available to the men of MDC, regardless of educational background.
  • Since February 2018, over 140 incarcerated men have attended the courses. Each class is a combination of serious ideas, Theatre of the Oppressed exercises, and skill development.
  • Learn more at the Rethinking Justice website