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Jerry Flores:

Wednesday, November 08, 2017,

  • Location: Kissam MPR

Please join Latino and Latina Studies for

 Jerry Flores, University of Toronto

“Caught Up: Girls, Surveillance, and Wraparound Incarceration”

Wednesday, November 8 at 4:10 pm

Kissam Multipurpose Room

From home, to school, to juvenile detention center, and back again. Follow the lives of fifty Latina girls living forty miles outside of Los Angeles, California, as they are inadvertently caught up in the school-to-prison pipeline. Their experiences in the connected programs between “El Valle” Juvenile Detention Center and “Legacy” Community School reveal the accelerated fusion of California schools and institutions of confinement. The girls participate in well-intentioned wraparound services designed to provide them with support at home, at school, and in the detention center. But these services may more closely resemble the phenomenon of wraparound incarceration, in which students, despite leaving the actual detention center, cannot escape the surveillance of formal detention, and are thereby slowly pushed away from traditional schooling and a productive life course. 

This event is sponsored by the Latino and Latina Studies Program, the Afro-Hispanic Review, the Department of English, The Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence.