Congratulations to Emily Steinmetz, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, the faculty recipient of the 2017 MLK Drum Major for Justice Award. Emily was recognized for her work with the Prison Justice IG and her Inside-Out course, which brings together college students and incarcerated people to engage and learn as peers.
Emily’s Inside-Out course meets at Dayton Correctional Institution (DCI) and is comprised half of Antioch students (outside students) and half of incarcerated women (inside students). The interdisciplinary course explores the concept of citizenship, paying special attention to the ways that race and gender shape people’s access to the rights and protections conferred by citizen status.
The annual MLK Drum Major for Justice Award recognizes those with a strong commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion. This year, both a faculty and a staff member were recognized.
Steve Duffy, ’77, Library Circulation Specialist, received the staff honor. Duffy has been a vital part of Antioch for four decades and was fundamental to the reopening and revitalization of Antioch College. He was recognized for his generous support of current students and the Alumni of Color chapters.