Former NYU PEP student on the Washington Square Campus for NYU's Ally Week

Invite us to speak!

Former students and graduates of NYU’s Prison Education Program speak in classrooms and at public events to discuss prison education, life after incarceration, policy, current events, the courts system, probation, law; and offer a deep personal understanding of the long-term and collateral effects of the prison industrial complex in America. Participants of the PEP Speakers Bureau are passionate about using their story as a tool for change and to give back to their communities. We believe that all speakers should be compensated for their time. Students have spoken in classrooms at NYU including: the Stern School of Business, Silver School of Social Work, College of Public Health and frequently meet with student groups on campus. 

Public speaking events include:

  • Civic Engagement Conference, The Spence School (K-12)
  • Carceral Crisis Speakers Series: Incarceration and Debt, NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis
  • The Day of Concern: Center for Peace, Equity and Justice, Friends Seminary School (K-12)
  • Strengthening the Relationship Between College-in-Prison and Life After Incarceration, New York Consortium for Higher Education 
  • Beyond the Gates Conference, Harvard University
  • Fatherhood After Incarceration, NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis
  • Out of State: Screening and Discussion, A/P/A Institute at NYU
  • After Now: Screening and Discussion, Black History Month at NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Studies, 2018
  • Screening of The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, Anthology Film Archives, 2017
  • Why Prison Education? Why Now?, Center for the Humanities at NYU, 2015
Three people from film After Now speaking on stage at screening event

To invite a PEP speaker to your classroom, or an event, please contact PEP staff member Raechel Bosch,