Events / Maggie Garb Lecture Series: Terrell Blount, M.P.A.

Maggie Garb Lecture Series: Terrell Blount, M.P.A.

12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
Zoom (Virtual)

The Prison Education Project at Washington University in St. Louis is excited to announce its inaugural Maggie Garb Lecture Series. This lecture series will feature dynamic scholars, practitioners, grassroots organizers, and impacted students from across the country who will speak on this year’s theme, “The Power of Higher Education in Prison.” Additionally, this series will feature an hour-long lecture from keynote speaker Syrita Steib, a system-impacted grassroots organizer. This virtual lecture series is made possible by the Maggie Garb Foundation.

Terrell A. Blount is a motivational speaker, mentor, and advocate for quality postsecondary education and career opportunities and policy change affecting justice-involved people. Approaching the completion of a 6-year sentence, Terrell pursued his goal of graduating with a college degree, which he set for himself years before being released from prison.  “I just kept telling myself: ‘If I can do five years in prison, I can do five years in college’”. Soon, he found himself a BA graduate of the School of Communication & Information (SCI) and later, achieving his MPA in Nonprofit Management from the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), both at Rutgers University.

Today, he serves as the director of the Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network, a nonprofit organization supporting postsecondary education attainment among justice-involved individuals, while connecting formerly incarcerated students and professionals across the country. A leader in the higher education and justice space, Terrell participates on various steering committees and advisory boards and has experience in policy change and advocacy, program administration, philanthropy, and college reentry programs.

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For more information about this event please contact Natasha Narayanan