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  1. Steering/Applications: develops equitable approaches for selecting participants by creating and reviewing applications, and interviewing interested students
  2. Evaluations/Research: reviews and evaluates course to strength the curriculum and experience of students, and to inform the creation of new course offerings
  3. Curriculum: supports the development of new courses towards a “Justice Studies” Minor/Certificate and Major/Degree to be offered to incarcerated and UCLA students
  4. Grants/Development: works in collaboration with UCLA Development to secure public and private resources to support and expand the work of the Prison Education Program
  5. Communications: facilitates dialogue between students, staff, faculty, community partners, and design/updates online presence via website and social media platforms
  6. Beyond the Bars: organize a series of conferences that convenes scholars, activists, educators, policy makers, and artists engaged in the international decarceration movement in Los Angeles, New York, South Africa and the United Kingdom
  7. C.A.L.L. Festival: collaborate with restorative justice practitioners at the Criminal Justice Program of UCLA Law School, to unite communities through different art mediums and simultaneously developing and disseminating new advocacy strategies.
  8. Abolition Curriculum (ABC): organize across campus series of encounters (i.e. film screenings and discussions,  workshop, panels, etc.) to build a campus-wide conversation around Angela Davis’ Abolition Democracy and Ava DuVernay’s 13th.

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