Conferences and Major Events

Invitation to the University Beyond Walls Workshop: Transformative Prison Education from the Inside Out

5 November, 2013
10.00AM - 3.00PM

About the Workshop

The Institute of Criminology and the Sydney Social Justice Network are pleased to host an invite-only workshop exploring alternative educational frameworks within the prison setting. The workshop will be an intimate, focused discussion amongst interested stakeholders, educators, researchers and academics. The workshop will follow on from the public panel discussion event ‘The University Beyond Walls: Transformative Prison Education from the Inside Out’ being held on Monday 4 November 2013 6-8pm at the Sydney Law School, and will centre around the question ‘How might an Inside-Out program work in Australia?’.

The workshop will include Lori Pompa, Founder and Director of The Inside-Out Center at Temple University, USA. Inside-Out brings university students and incarcerated individuals together as peers in a classroom setting that emphasises dialogue, critical thinking, collaboration, and the creation of new ideas. The program aims to deepen the conversation and transform ways of thinking about social issues. The workshop will explore a range of topics relevant to launching Inside-Out in the Australian context, including cultural and institutional issues, education, methodology, and discuss the opportunities for and challenges of such an initiative. It will include members of the Sydney Social Justice Network in addition to educators, academics and external stakeholders.

We would like to invite you to join us for a day of stimulating discussion.

This event is sponsored by the Institute of Criminology, Sydney Law School, and the Sydney Social Justice Network, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.


(registration and morning tea from 9.30AM), lunch included

Faculty Common Room, Level 4

Eastern Avenue

University of Sydney -
Camperdown Campus


Please RSVP by Friday 1 November to: or


Location: Faculty Common Room, Level 4 New Law Building