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Assemblymember Marc Levine speaks with Jody Lewen, President of Mount Tamalpais College

By Mount Tamalpais College | July 19, 2021

We’re pleased to share this conversation between Assemblymember Marc Levine and MTC President Jody Lewen, in honor of the Assemblymember’s selection of Mount Tamalpais College as a 2021 Nonprofit of the Year. Their wide-ranging conversation covers the challenges of running a college at a prison during the COVID-19 crisis, the importance of technology access for incarcerated students, and the history of higher education at San Quentin.

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News: Today, ED is announcing new efforts to expand access to higher education in prison for justice-involved individuals. [🧵 1/6 ] https://blog.ed.gov/2021/07/new-efforts-to-increase-access-to-pell-grants-for-incarcerated-students/

"He's practicing out on the yard at San Quentin, and Pat and Antwan have voices from the yard swirling around the saxophone in the mix. It immediately conjures the place, and the talents and hopes of the guys in there." https://buff.ly/2OzPBxy (2/2)

This fall, I am co-teaching a course on Linguistics and Language to incarcerated people at Mount Tam College at San Quentin Prison. I am so honored!

We can't use any technology, so if you have any resources you can share, please do! The course will be socio-heavy. RTing helps 🙃