I am receiving Bard College’s John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service at commencement exercises for graduates of the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). According to the BPI Wikipedia entry, the program offers a liberal arts degree to incarcerated individuals in five different prisons in New York state. It enrolls nearly 200 students and is one of the few degree-granting programs that exists since the government eliminated funding for prison education in 1995.
Next public appearance
I’m going to do a talk (with slides) and sign copies of Eat Drink Vote, 6 to 8 p.m. The event is sponsored by CQ Roll Call and Hooks Books. It’s at Roll Call headquarters- 77 K Street NE, 8th floor. Public event. Register here.