Beyond Lines was a YMCA-Education Justice Project art exhibit that featured the work of artists incarcerated at Danville prison. An opening reception was held on Thursday August 30, 2012. This event included statements from the artists and sponsoring organizations and was videotaped and shared with the artists back at Danville prison. The opening reception and the art exhibit were covered by the University of Illinois News Bureau, the College of Education, The Daily Illini and Buzz. In addition, some of the organizers of the art exhibit wrote a blog entry for Kritik.
EJP holds an award convocation once a year to celebrate the accomplishments of EJP students. We give out several awards and distinctions including writing awards and leadership awards, and we invite students to give speeches. We also use this time to thank and acknowledge our partners at the Danville Correctional Center and the Illinois Deptartment of Corrections. Click here to read a news article from the College of Education about the Spring 2012 convocation.
In the Spring of 2012 the Education Justice Project received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to be used in establishing a computer lab at the Danville prison. Click here to read the news article from the College of Education.