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‘Our side of the story’: moving incarcerated youth voices from margins to center
This study examines the ways in which playwriting and performance provide tools for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated girls to prepare for their lives beyond detention centers and probation. InExpand
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Justice on Both Sides: Transforming Education Through Restorative Justice
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‘Betwixt and between’: literacy, liminality, and the celling of Black girls
In this article the author examines the lives of formerly incarcerated African American girls of ages 14–17 who participate in a playwriting and performance program in an urban southeastern AmericanExpand
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The Right to Be Literate
In 1988, the Modern Language Association hosted “The Right to Literacy” conference at the Ohio State University. Arguing that literacy was a “right” as opposed to a “privilege,” participants in thisExpand
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Toward a Restorative English Education
In this essay I argue for a Restorative English Education—that is, a pedagogy of possibilities that employs literature and writing to seek justice and restore (and, in some cases, create) peace thatExpand
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Exploring the Literate Trajectories of Youth Across Time and Space
Here, I offer a retrospective research narrative of four of my works, Writing in Rhythm: Spoken Word Poetry in Urban Classrooms (published under Maisha T. Fisher, 2007b); Black Literate Lives:Expand
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Toward a performance of possibilities: resisting gendered (in)justice
In the twenty-first century the United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any other country. While the numbers of incarcerated males far outnumber incarcerated women, there are still greatExpand
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Resisting the school to prison pipeline: the practice to build abolition democracies
In possession of the largest prison population in the world, the United States currently locks up over 2.3 million people (Pew Center on the States Public Safety Performance Project 2008). Dispropo...
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