Philosophy student brings creativity, compassion to considering Canada’s prison system – Dalhousie University

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201765 Views

August 9, 2017

“Right outside the door, there’s freedom. You get to walk in and out, but the prisoners are in there every day until they get out. And when they do, who knows?”

Tiffany Gordon is reflecting on her work as an advocate for the rights of incarcerated people, and how it drives home both the similarities to and differences between prisoners and people outside of the correctional system. “It gives you a sense of being humble about your life.”

A PhD student in Philosophy at Dalhousie, Tiffany has a long history of exploring issues such as racism, inequality and justice in and out of academia. Born in Jamaica and raised in Canada from the age of nine, she came to Dalhousie to work with professor Chike Jeffers after earning her bachelor’s degree at York University and her master’s at McMaster University.

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