Social Justice Institute presents:
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Dr. Ray Hsu
Pedagogies of Radical Equality: Prison Humanities
Nov 18, 12-1pm
Jack Bell Building
Room 028, 2080 West Mall
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP’s are not required to attend, only encouraged.
Lunch will be provided!
Dr. Ray Hsu’s talk begins with the question, “How can we do social justice work in the Prison Industrial Complex as scholarly and literary writers?” Drawing on his experiences teaching writing for over two years in the North American Prison Industrial Complex as well as the University Industrial Complex, he asks: Where do they converge and where do they diverge? What do they reveal about the limits and possibilities of the “Public Humanities”?
Dr. Ray Hsu’s research and writing areas include Asian North American studies, creative writing and entrepreneurship. He is author of two books of poetry: Anthropy (winner of the Gerald Lampert Award; shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry) and Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon (winner of the Alcuin Award). He taught in a U.S. prison for over two years before becoming Co-Founder of Art Song Lab and Morfus VR. His current work explores “unruly realities” at the intersection of social life and virtual reality technologies.