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Expanding Library Services to People in Jails and Prisons

April 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

April 15
12:00 P.M. PT
Virtual event
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In January 2022, the San Francisco Public Library(opens in a new tab) and the American Library Association(opens in a new tab) received a $2 million grant(opens in a new tab) from the Andrew Mellon Foundation(opens in a new tab).

The grant is aimed at improving and expanding library services for incarcerated citizens both locally and nationally.

Join Berkeley Judicial Institute as we speak to representatives of SFPL’s Jail and Reentry Team(opens in a new tab) Jeanie Austin(opens in a new tab) and Rachel Kinnon(opens in a new tab) and VCU Professor Blythe Balestrieri(opens in a new tab) to find out more about the library’s ambitious plans for this grant. Judge Alexandra Robert Gordon will moderate the conversation, which will include these questions:

  • What are the most important challenges they face?
  • How will this work help better meet needs of incarcerated people?
  • How can judges and the interested public find out more about these efforts?

Audience questions are encouraged.



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Course Dates
April 15