Service-Learning Week

- 8th Annual -

Service-Learning Week

November 3-9, 2014


I’ll release your prisoners from their hopeless cells. Come home, hope-filled prisoners! This very day I’m declaring a double bonus--everything you lost returned twice-over! (Zechariah 9:12, MSG)

**Service-Learning Week Table between Bldgs C&D from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.**


Details about Service Opportunities

Service-Learning Week Schedule

All Week


Donate to Inside Books at our table to send free books to inmates. Desired books to include:

  • criminal law books
  • dictionaries
  • art books
  • trade manuals
  • how-to books
  • westerns
  • books in Spanish, African American studies, Chicano studies, and Native American Studies

Monday, November 3

Understanding Wrongful Conviction

Why are people wrongfully convicted? Learn about eyewitness misidentification, false confessions, bad lawyering, and improper forensic science. Stop by the table to test your own ability to identify a person in a lineup and sign a DNA access petition.

Service Opportunities:

  • Texas Baptist Children's Home, 3:30-6:30p.m.
  • Casa Marianella, 3:00-7:00p.m.
  • Self 30, 9:30-11:30a.m.

Tuesday, November 4

Reflecting on Lost Time

The average time served by exonerees is 13.5 years.

Take some time to consider what a person loses as he or she serves time in prison because of a wrongful conviction. Stop by the table to participate in an activity to reflect on lost time.

Remember to VOTE! Our elected leaders influence policies related to the prevention of wrongful conviction and compensation for victims.

Wednesday, November 5

Living in Hopeless Cells

Many prisoners spend time in solitary confinement where the average cell space is 60 to 80 square feet.

Imagine the hopelessness a person would feel under such difficult conditions. Stop by the table to enter a mock prison cell and learn more about the effects of solitary confinement.

Service Opportunities:

  • Summit Assisted Living, 5:30-8:00p.m.
  • Self 30, 9:30-11:30a.m.

Robert C. Greene Endowed Lecture in Service-Learning

11a.m. and 12p.m. in Building A Auditorium

Mr. Christopher Scott, President of House of Renowned Hope, will share about his experience of false imprisonment for 13 years and his work to help others gain freedom. He will be joined by Ms. Tiffany Dowling, Director of Actual Innocence Clinic at UT-Austin.

Thursday, November 6

Returning What Was Lost

How does society return what was lost to those who have experienced wrongful conviction? Lost time can never be replaced, but compensation policies have evolved. Stop by the table to learn more about these changes, buy a S-L t-shirt to support the work of the Innocence Project, and write down your prayers for justice in our world.

Service Opportunities:

  • Street Youth Dinner, 3:30-7:00p.m.
  • Self 30, 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

Special 9:08 Worship Service with message by student Aaron Farrow

Friday, November 7

Hope-filled Prisoners!

Bring hope to those who are in prison. Stop by the table to learn more about upcoming service opportunities with youth at the Texas Juvenile Justice Center in Giddings, TX, and make encouragement cards for the youth.

Service Opportunities:

  • Self 30, 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

Attend performances of the play "The Exonerated"  at 3p.m. and 7:30p.m.

Saturday, November 8

Attend performance of the play "The Exonerated" at 7:30p.m.

Sunday, November 9

Service Opportunities:

  • Giddings Juvenile Justice Center, 9:00a.m.-6:30p.m.
    To attend, background form must be turned in by Nov. 6th.
  • ARCH lunches, 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
  • MERGE with Texas Baptist Children's Home, 4:45-7:30p.m.

Attend performance of the play "The Exonerated" at 2:30p.m.


For more information about the Service-Learning Program or about Service-Learning Week, please email

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