Work of EPOL professor on behalf of society's marginalized recognized by YWCA

by Noelle McGee  /   Apr 20, 2015

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Rebecca Ginsburg has always had a passion for helping the disenfranchised and those marginalized by society, and now she is being recognized locally for her efforts.

Ginsburg, the co-founder and director of the Education Justice Project (EJP), is the 2015 recipient of the Leadership in Education Award from the YWCA of the University of Illinois. She will be recognized at the April 23 YWCA Women’s Achievement Celebration. 

As reported by The News-Gazette, EJP provides learning opportunities about prison education and related subjects for students, educators, and activists on the UI campus. The campus hosted the first national symposium on higher education in prison in 2010 and brought it back in 2014 with EJP students and alumni participating as presenters and moderators. 

“It’s wonderful to see people recognize the value of providing education to the most disenfranchised people and marginalized communities in our society,” Ginsburg said following the 2014 symposium.        

Read more about Ginsburg’s work and recognition.