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Happy Friday, friends!

Hope you find the new and noteworthy tidbits below useful and, dare I say it, even interesting! As we wrap up the Fall 2016 semester, the PTI team wants to thank every single one of you for your time and commitment to the cause of carceral education. It has certainly been a challenging term, but we shall (and have in many ways) overcome!

IMPORTANT REMINDER!
We are coasting ever more quickly to the end of the semester, so this is a gentle reminder to collect your end-of-term materials so we can get them to Raritan Valley in a timely manner. Please make sure you submit the following materials to me at tronda@princeton.edu by December 15, 2016 (if your class is ending after December 15, please just send me, Tara, a reminder and we'll work around that!): gradebooks, attendance logs (if you've been using hard copies), and final essays or papers (if applicable).

PRISON & THE ACADEMY NEEDS NEW ORGANIZERS!

Please see a message from one of the current P&TA organizers, Orlando Reade...

Dear PTI,
For the past three semesters, PTI has organized "The Prison and the Academy," which, as many of you know, is an event that brings academics and prison educators to Princeton to discuss their work. The event gives us an opportunity to gather as a community, to meet teachers from other projects, and to reflect on the politics and ethics of our work.

Yanie and I have organized the past two events, and we would like to pass on responsibilities to some new organizers, ideally a team of two or three people. I have found the three installments of the event to be both challenging and affirming, and it has given me a chance to consider other prison education initiatives and meet some great teachers and thinkers, and I commend it to you all. If you'd be interested in doing this, please write to us as soon as possible.

Wishing you all a happy end to the semester,
Orlando (osxreade@gmail.com)

INTERNSHIP OPENING @ BRONX FREEDOM FUND
For those of you who are unfamiliar with BFF, the organization "runs a non-profit revolving bail fund that provides bail assistance to eligible clients facing pretrial detention on low-level charges." They're looking for a super awesome intern for Summer 2017 - the position is full-time for 10 weeks and pays $2,000. The intern will liaise with clients, pay bail, coordinate court dates, work with public defenders and client advocates, and learn about New York's (very interesting) corrections system. Please tell your students and friends about this opportunity!

INTERESTING NEW RESOURCES
Opportunity Youth United is a YouthBuild USA-hosted "dynamic grassroots movement of young people from diverse backgrounds ready to speak up, step up, stand up, and organize" for change. They offer six policy solutions to improve the lives of young people around the nation, one of which is to "support diversion and reentry programs in the justice system." Read on for their proposals in this and five other areas!
Today is National Lost & Found Day - here's to finding all the things you lost this year!
Tomorrow is Dewey Decimal System Day - thank you, Mr. Dewey, for helping us categorize our books in an orderly manner (and, if I'm honest, also my home library, which may or may not contain an impressive array of philosophy and science fiction books). I miss card catalogs...
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