Join us for the Prison University Project’s First Annual Benefit: Gather & Give

By Mount Tamalpais College | August 28, 2018

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The Prison University Project will host an evening celebration Saturday, September 22, at the Delancey Street Restaurant in San Francisco, where we aim to spread awareness of our work and raise funds to increase our impact. Joined by board members, staff, volunteers, and former students, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the Prison University Project and hear about the program from recent graduates.

We will also be honoring two very important people from our community — Nigel Poor, the co-producer and co-host of Ear Hustle and volunteer instructor with the Prison University Project, and Jane E. Kahn, a civil rights and civil liberties attorney and founding board member.

Dinner and two drink tickets will be included.

Featuring spoken word performances by Cece Jordan and Tongo Eisen-Martin

Event Sponsors

Goldman Sachs

Jane E. Kahn and Michael Bien

Gay C. and Carl Grunfeld

David Raub

Lewen-Cooper Family Foundation

Kathy and Bob Richards

Heidi Richardson

Toby and Robert Rubin

Host Committee

Eden Cooper

James Dyett

Bert Lewen and Roslyn Allison

Judy King

Connie Krosney

Melissa Nelken

Prison Law Office

Susannah Raub

Theresa Roeder

Maddy Russell-Shapiro

Rebecca Sills


We are also still seeking event sponsors and host committee members. If you’re interested in learning more about these roles, please email Lauren Hall at

The Delancey Street Restaurant is ADA accessible.

Please note that the Prison University Project became Mount Tamalpais College in September 2020.


News: Today, ED is announcing new efforts to expand access to higher education in prison for justice-involved individuals. [🧵 1/6 ]

"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." (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 🙃