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Incarceration Nation, opening October 28, Cornerstone I.D.E.A. Space
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    The United States currently incarcerates 2.2 million people – a number that has increased fivefold in the past thirty years – yet the prison experience remains invisible to the majority of the population. Featuring works by artists who are activists, commentators, and former inmates, Incarceration Nation examines various aspects of the prison system in the United States.

    Featured artists: Maria Gaspar, Michelle Handelman, Jesse Krimes (whose piece, "apokaluptein" is pictured here at left), Richard Ross, the Photographs from Solitary project, and Emily Waters. The exhibition and related programs are sponsored by The Social Issues and Historical Context Initiative of the Colorado College, the Colorado College History Department, and the Cultural Attractions Fund.

Incarceration Nation - Upcoming Events

Thursday, Oct. 27, 5:30-7p, Cornerstone Arts Center (Film Screening Room):
Screening of Michelle Handelman's video installation "Beware the Lily Law"

Friday, Oct. 28, 4:30-6p, Cornerstone Arts Center I.D.E.A. Space:
Incarceration Nation Opening Reception and panel-led discussion with the artists
Monday, Nov. 28, 11:15a, Kathryn Mohrman Theatre (Armstrong Hall)
First Monday presentation: Richard Ross, Juvenile Injustice
(this will be followed by a lunch open for students - limit 150)
5:30p, Coburn Gallery (Worner Student Center)
Reception and artist talk with Richard Ross
Tuesday, Dec. 6,6p, Cornerstone Arts Center (Film Screening Room):
Detention Center, a performance by Carolina Rubio MacWright

Did you miss any of our past "Social Issues in Historical Context" events? Read about them here! Upcoming events will be posted as they are planned.

Alumni News

Marianna McJimsey, center, speaks to an audience during the release party for the book "The Windows of Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church" on Sunday.  

Spot Holmes' New Book - Every window tells a story at Grace and St. Stephens

Read the Gazette Article



 Alum Pam Riney-Kehrberg 

 Read the American Historical Association Webnews



Two Summer Student Research Assistantships

Robert D. McJimsey Summer Research - to support the development of students' research interests and skills through apprenticeship

Social Issues and Historical Contexts Summer students Assistantships - to develop both student research skills and student advocacy of the role of historical investigation in the remediation of contemporary social crises such as mass incarceration.

Applications due on first day of Block 7, March 23

Contact History office coordinator, Joanna Popiel (719-389-6523), or Professor Jane Murphy with any questions.