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Robyn Keystone

I am a remedial literacy teacher and linguistic specialist.

I am a remedial literacy teacher and linguistic specialist. Over the last 4 months, I have been teaching inmates in two of Ontario's maximum security jails. I run a Canadian not-for-profit called Literal Change, and I'm dedicated to helping the incarcerated community reach literacy proficiency.
There's An End In Sight In The Fight Against Mass

There's An End In Sight In The Fight Against Mass Incarceration

While we may not have the same incarceration numbers, private prisons or overt existence of a prison pipeline, Canada has seen an increase in incarceration over the last decade, and this population continues to be over-represented by black, brown and Latino youth. This highlights a need for open discussion.
03/20/2017 02:58 EDT
What Teaching In Jail Is Teaching Me About

What Teaching In Jail Is Teaching Me About Privilege

Four months ago, I began teaching inmates in two of Ontario's maximum security jails. The experience has taught me a lot in a very short amount of time. I'm learning about an alternative universe that exists in parallel to mine. I'm accessing a dimension which is completely divergent from the one I was born into, and I'm still trying to digest it all.
12/20/2016 10:40 EST