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HOPE Lives! Exhibits, panels, and a new website!

May 11, 2017

Photo of HOPE students within a wireframe model of an inmate's cell

Students leading prison education reform invite you to learn and join!

Huskies for Opportunities in Prison Education (HOPE) is a group of University of Washington Students who are dedicated to encouraging post-secondary education programs inside prisons. Our aim is to raise public awareness surrounding the need for more educational opportunities and to help make education more accessible to inmates. Towards this cause, we host several yearly events, and continually fundraise to raise money for those who are pursuing an education under extraordinary circumstances.

We are excited to release our new website as a resource for anybody who is interested to learn more about what we do, about incarceration, or about how to get involved with our organization. To learn more about us, and the power of education come check out our website at http://hopeuw.weebly.com/

HOPE is also hosting two upcoming events in the month of May. The first is our annual art exhibit between 10:00AM and 4:00PM on May 17th and 18th in the Quad.

Photo of artwork produced by inmates and other individuals impacted by the criminal justice system

This event features artwork of all kinds created largely by inmates, but also by other individuals who have been involved or impacted by the criminal justice system. It is held in order to raise awareness about prison reform and prison education programs, and also to humanize those who are impacted by the carceral system. Come enjoy the art, and learn about incarceration in America.

Our next event will be our annual speaking panel. 

This event features formerly incarcerated individuals who have re-entred. They share the stories of how they got through the system to where they are today. This year the event is being co-hosted with FIGHT, another UW affiliated organization. It will take place in Parrington Hall in room 309 on May 26th from 6:30 to 8:00PM.

For more information about these events, or to find out more about our organization you can check out our website, http://hopeuw.weebly.com/, or find them on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UWHOPE/.

To RSVP find the event page on our Facebook to let us know! (RSVP not required). Hope to see you at an upcoming event!