punishment conference at new school 11/30-12/1
there's an exciting punishment conference coming up at the new school at the end of november. some heavy hitters will be presenting, including such first-name luminaries as bruce, jeremy, sting, todd, prince, and jonathon. okay, i was kidding about prince and sting, but they did assemble a stellar group of speakers. i'm on a panel discussing alternatives to a carceral state, moderated by brent staples of the times editorial page.
the conference also features a tour at the metropolitan museum of art on artistic representations of punishment, and a reading of prison writings featuring richard gere. the conference isn't free, but it is pretty cheap: $50 or $15 for students.
what would you say on the subject of alternatives to a carceral state? what would you say to richard gere?