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Beyond the Barriers Launch & Celebration

Members of the UC Davis community and the public are invited to the Beyond the Barriers Launch & Celebration.

Beyond the Barriers is an initiative launched this year to support and recognize formerly incarcerated and system impacted students, faculty and staff, and foster innovative research that centralizes and addresses the challenges and effects that mass incarceration and the over-reliance on imprisonment has presented in the state of California and the US.

Join us to meet our leadership and hear from faculty, staff, and students about our vision for research, teaching, and service. We look forward to introducing the campus to the support programs and research that will enable successful educational and life experiences for formerly incarcerated and system impacted students through focused research on incarceration in relation to raising awareness, identifying resources and creating connections and opportunities campus wide.  


3:00-4:00 Introducing the Initiative

Welcome & Introductions: Meet the Beyond the Barriers Leadership

Ofelia Cuevas - Assistant Professor, Chicana/o Studies

Introduction to Mass Incarceration and California’s Universities

Kevin Johnson, Dean, UC Davis School of Law

UC Davis School of Law's support for the initiative. 

Benjamin D Weber-Assistant Professor, African American and African Studies 

Contemporary prison scholarship and how research can inform carceral system reform

Kayton Carter, Executive Director, Academic Advising Enrichment

What Do Our Students Need, and What Can We Deliver?  Developing Allies and Student Services 

Tina Curiel-Allen ‘19, Chicana/o Studies; Administrative Lead, Fathers and Families of San Joaquin  

History of Beyond the Stats and the Campus experience of formerly incarcerated students


4:00 - 4:30: Conversation & Celebration: Stay online with us to celebrate our launch and converse with us!