JARRELL DANIELS, JUSTICE IN EDUCATION SCHOLAR FEATURED IN TED SALON: EDUCATION EVERYWHERE

February 05, 2019

Big idea: Collaborative education can help us create more justice. How: A few weeks before his release from state prison, Daniels took a unique course called Inside Criminal Justice, where he learned in a classroom alongside prosecutors and police officers, people he couldn’t imagine having anything in common with. In class, Daniels connected with and told his story to those in power — and has since found a way to make an impact on the criminal justice system through the power of conversation. Quote of the talk: “It is through education that we will arrive at a truth that is inclusive and unites us all in a pursuit of justice.”

Jarrell E. Daniels, criminal justice activist and Columbia University Justice-In-Education Scholar