The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell

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Date & Time
April 18, 2013 - 7:00pm
Serra House (The Clayman Institute)
589 Capistrano Way
Stanford , CA
California US

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Joe Loya: The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell


Please join us as for a discussion with highly-acclaimed author and criminal justice activist Joe Loya. In his talk, Joe will provide personal insight into the issue of women prisoners. Joe will speak specifically about Clayman's recent collaborative writing project that connects Stanford students with women prisoners in the California prison system. The program goal is to give voice to women prisoners, allowing them to share their stories that are so often overlooked. The discussion will look at the realities of women’s incarceration today and focus on how the collaborative writing project can be a catalyst for change.

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    • Mentor-Editor, The OpEd Project
    Joe Loya is an author, essayist, playwright, and contributing editor at the Pacific News Service. His op-eds on politics, religion, criminal justice issues, and other cultural events have appeared in national newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Newsday, and the San Francisco Chronicle. As a young man, he moved from a violent home life to a life of crime, robbing over 25 banks in the state of...