About the Campaign:
This 10-week series is a dramatization about the struggles and triumphs of individuals, impacted by the criminal justice system, who are trying to access higher education. Though fictional, the following accounts detail real-world hurdles placed before them by the application process of many colleges and universities.
Contact your representative in the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly and ask that they support The Fair Access to Education Act (S6437/A8574) which would remove the question inquiring about criminal histories on college admissions forms in New York State. Click here to read the bill.
Catch up on previous Video Diaries here:
Week 9 – Barriers
Week 8 – Discouragement
Week 7 – Hope
Week 6 – Where is Alex?
Week 4 – No easy choices
Week 3 – Overcoming setbacks
Week 1 – Introducing Chrissy, Ben and Alex