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“Organic Intellectuals in the Prison: Reports from the Flying University on Decarceration, Decolonization, and Restorative Justice” lecture with Sol Neely
October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
As part of the Humanities Lecture Series, Sol Neely, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, will be giving a virtual talk on Indigenous cosmopolitanism, decarceration, and decolonial justice.
In 2012, Neely started a prison education program called The Flying University, which brings university students inside the prison for mutual and collaborative study. As a prison abolitionist, educator, and activist, Neely has witnessed the variety of ways by which abolitionist efforts are frustrated when they encounter the limits of an impoverished settler-colonial political imagination. For this reason, decarceral projects must build upon decolonial endeavors that implement the restorative orientation of established Indigenous cultural practices against a colonial logic of elimination.
Register for this event through Zoom. This event is made possible with support from the Center for Diversity Education and the Carol G. Belk Distinguished Professorship
Visitors must have a permit to park on campus — please visit the Transportation website to register.