Troy Lecture: Anna Deavere Smith on the 'School-to-Prison Pipeline'
March 27, 2017
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
UMass Amherst Campus
The English Department is pleased to announce its 2017 Troy Lecture featuring playwright, actor and professor Anna Deavere Smith.
Smith uses her singular brand of theater to highlight issues of community, character, and diversity in America. The MacArthur Foundation honored Smith with the “genius” fellowship for creating “a new form of theater — a blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism, and intimate reverie.”
Her work, "Doing Time in Education: School-to-Prison Pipeline," explores the cycle of suspension from school to incarceration prevalent in low-income communities.