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Reports from the May 7th Encampment

student reflections on the may 7 encampment and the popular university for gaza at UMass this spring

May 24, 2024
Letter: Condemning UMass administration’s response to May 7 encampment

WGSS unanimously opposes the use of police force on protestors

May 10, 2024
JEI Hosts Book Talk

On April 3 2024, the JEI hosted a book talk and Q&A with Michelle Jones and Anastazia Schmid, featuring the book Who Would Believe A Prisoner? Indiana Women's Carceral Institutions, 1848-1920.

April 15, 2024
Apply to WGSS 398/698: Teaching & Learning in Carceral Spaces

Apply now to join the Fall 2024 cohort for WGSS 398/698: Teaching and Learning in Carceral Spaces with Professor Laura Ciolkowski!



April 3, 2024
Meet our JEI assistants!

The UMass Amherst Jail Education Initiative (PEI), with offices in the Department of WGSS, welcomes Lara, Olive, and Cristiana! 

April 3, 2024
JEI Hosts Film Screening & Talk with Lebanese Film Director Zeina Daccache

The Jail Education Initiative hosted a film screening and talkback with Lebanese filmmaker-director-theater practitioner Zeina Daccache. 

April 3, 2024


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