Civil Rights

2011

Emily’s vision for social justice includes an overhaul of the criminal justice system. She recognizes the importance of attacking this issue at its root, but also understands that while we are fighting for structural, systemic change, we cannot forget the millions who are enveloped in an unjust prison system right this very second. Through the group she is involved in, Prisoner Support Network, Emily receives hundreds of requests from prisoners simply for some books or correspondence, so their brains do not atrophy while they are behind bars. Her Blueprint seeks to develop a system for processing and fulfilling these requests, and to create a plan to ensure that this project continues after she graduate