"In these small and intimate discussions within humble settings, students and
prisoners participate in something very real and very alive. ... The ECI group
discussions remind us that philosophizing is not [an] academic practice with
little or no relevance to the common person. Each and every person who
participates in this program actively engages with others in ways that could not
be anticipated. It is a wonderful program, and it has changed my life"
- Nate Dorman
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"[It is in] brief moments, when I am not only a twenty-some year old college
student talking with a twenty-some year old inmate about Socrates, Gandhi,
Shakespeare, Poe, King or Dostoevsky, when I am not ... teaching, but learning
the truth, that this program affirms its value. The ECI program [allowed me] the
opportunity to discuss ... subjects such as freedom, bondage, violence, and non-violence ... with individuals for whom they are imminent situations, [and] has
been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life."
- Jon Wirth
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