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Member Saturday: Behind The Clippers | Barbering in Prisons

July 16, 2022, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Member Saturday: Behind The Clippers | Barbering in Prisons

Members only. Registration required. In-Person.

For centuries, people have learned trades while incarcerated. In fact, education was a cornerstone of Eastern State’s then-revolutionary philosophy. In the early 1800s, people incarcerated at Eastern State learned how to cobble shoes and cane chairs, alone in their cells. By the 20th century, as the solitary system was formally abandoned, barbering quickly became one of the most popular trades, and it remains a popular field of study in prisons today.

Join Jerome Loach, Eastern State’s Supervisor of Education and Partnerships, for an in-depth look at the fascinating history of barbering at Eastern State and a discussion on how this storied trade continues to inspire people to strive for a meaningful life, both inside and outside prisons and jails.

Following this Member Saturday discussion, Jerome will lead a barbering demonstration from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm. Stay to learn more about what barbering and barber training entails.

This event is free for all members. Reserve free tickets online or call 215-236-5111 x224. 

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