Million Dollar March Match: Because Antioch Matters
March 27, 2018

Dear Antiochians and friends,

Last week, during, Volunteer Work Project, alumni, volunteers, staff and students teamed up to unload and install the Herndon Gallery's new exhibit. Opening Thursday, March 29th, States of Incarceration explores the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States. Antioch students partnered with the Humanities Action Lab, a coalition of colleges and universities across the country, such as Duke, Brown and the New School, to produce scholarly content for the exhibit, which will keep traveling nationally after its stop in Ohio.

David Vincent ’65, Marc Snyder ’93, Roger Huff ’69, Megan Trolander, Mark Blatchley ’70, William Tolle, Marcel Beffort ’17, John Lewis ’73, Renée Burkenmeier ’18, Associate Professor of Anthropology Emily Steinmetz, Herndon Gallery Director Jennifer Wenker and Events and Volunteer Coordinator Tracie Ugamoto helped unload the exhibit crates during VWP last week.

Antioch students focused their research on their collaborative work with women serving life sentences at Dayton Correctional Institution, which they visited weekly with Anthropology Professor Emily Steinmetz as part of her Critical Prison Studies Class last Fall. “Most of the other colleges participating had a full two years to produce their research,” said Herndon Gallery Director Jennifer Wenker, “But Antioch students did it in little more than one quarter; the exhibit coordinators were blown away!”

Antioch will host a series of events throughout the duration of the exhibit, including performances, student research presentations, film screenings and a Friday Forum at the Coretta Scott King Center, which will culminate in June with a 2-day Restorative Justice Symposium on the Antioch College campus.

Sylvia Newman ’16 and Evelyn LaMers ’69 help set up the exhibit panels in the Gallery

“Researching hospice care in prison was an attempt to witness the experiences of a doubly erased population, hidden both by the prison system and the cultural tendency to shy away from topics related to aging, disability and death,” said literature major Rose Hardesty ’18, of her participation in the project, “This was a completely unique education experience, and one that will likely haunt and motivate me for the rest of my life.”

You can read more about Antioch's participation in the States of Incarceration project here and here.

Five days left until the end of March! Help us reach our goal of raising one million dollars this month to support students’ Antioch education. States of Incarceration is only one example among many of how your support is allowing students to harness their scholarship toward projects of national impact.

Every gift makes a difference.


Thank you for your support!

Jeanne Kay ’10
Annual Giving Manager