In many ways, justice-impacted individuals have been left out of the conversation regarding higher education and affirmative action. While incarcerated individuals became eligible for Pell Grants in the academic year of 2022-2023, the barriers they face in gaining higher education and jobs after incarceration are not talked about enough. We find it important to continue the conversation on expanding opportunities for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals.

In this engaging panel discussion moderated by William Freeman, Ed Trust’s Manager of Higher Education Justice Initiatives, learn about how the recent Supreme court rulings on affirmative action and student loan forgiveness, affect the justice-impacted population.

Panelists include Kenard Johnson (paralegal specialist), Omari Amili (professor and justice fellow), and Alexa Garza (Texas policy associate at Ed Trust Tennessee and justice fellow).