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Apr 26 – Brown Club of Miami Hosting Slavery & Incarceration: Bridging the Past and the Present
April 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm till 8:30 pm
This panel includes an exciting discussion between:
- Professor B. Anthony Bogues, Director of the Brown University Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
- Andres Idarraga ’08, Co-Founder of the Transcending Through Education Foundation, a non-profit supporting the education efforts of people in prison.
- Andres is a formerly incarcerated person who went on to graduate from Brown University and Yale Law School.
- (Moderator) Kathie Klarreich, Chair of Exchange for Change, a non-profit that facilitates writing workshops in South Florida correctional institutions
Some questions we’ll be looking to answer are:
- What are the parallels between pre-20th-century slavery and current day incarceration?
- What is being missed by pop culture when imagining the state of prisons?
- What can be done to help transition people back into society?
You can read more about Andres Idarraga ’08 below. More event details and our moderator bio to come!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Center for Social Change, 2nd Floor Conference Room
2103 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145
Conversation and Q&A: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Reception: 8:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Andres Idarraga Yale ’08 was incarcerated as a young man and went on to graduate from Brown University and Yale Law School. He is Co-founder and President of the Transcending Through Education Foundation, a non-profit that provides educational resources to people incarcerated in, and transitioning out of, prison. He also serves as General Counsel to FlexFunds, an international financial services company and is the founder of Mentel Investments, a firm that makes investments in real estate and small businesses. He was previously an Associate at Boies, Schiller, and Flexner LLP.
Andres has worked on prisoner reentry issues. He was part of the Rhode Island Right to Vote campaign, which was successful in ending felony disenfranchisement in Rhode Island. He has testified before the U.S. Congress in support of the Democracy Restoration Act, which would end felony disenfranchisement in federal elections.