Every May, nearly a dozen Goshen College students go to jail. They’re not incarcerated. They do, however, get an inside look at part of the criminal justice system – and meet new classmates who will impact their lives. It’s all part of Goshen College’s Inside-Out Prison Exchange program, which takes place over three weeks during the college’s May Term. Through Inside-Out, Goshen College students (“outside students”) and jail inmates (“inside students”) learn together and get to know one another at the Elkhart County Correctional Facility.
Saulo Padilla ’05 is Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Immigration Education Coordinator.
With her speech titled “Privatizing agony, protecting sacred waters,” Noemi Salvador won the top prize of $500 and a chance to enter her speech in the bi-national intercollegiate oratorical contest. Salvador spoke about the privatization of water resources and its effect on communities.
Five Goshen College students will present speeches during the 2016 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on Tuesday, Mar.15. The annual event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Umble Center and is free and open to the public.
Lisa Schirch ’09, a research professor with the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, released a 300-page “Handbook on Human Security: A Civil-Military-Police Curriculum.”
Those who participated in Inside-Out classes at the Elkhart County jail said they’ll never see justice the same way again.
Regina Shands Stoltzfus, assistant professor of peace, justice and conflict studies at Goshen College, has been awarded the 2016 Spirit of Justice Award by the State of Indiana Civil Rights Commission, the state’s highest civil rights honor.
Mohammad Rasoulipour ’13 interviewed 18 people in the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) community at Eastern Mennonite University about their “war of reference.”
Brutality has become a guest that has overstayed its welcome, except it should never have been invited to the table.
Regina Shands Stoltzfus ’84 is a professor of peace, justice and conflict studies at Goshen College, where she teaches about race, class and ethnic relations, personal violence and healing, and transforming conflict and violence. She is co-founder of the Roots of Justice Anti-Oppression program (formerly Damascus Road).