Jillian Fields wins WaCLA Essay

Written by Bruce Decker
June 9, 2015

Washington Consortium of the Liberal Arts (WaCLA) has just named its winning Essays for 2015.
Seattle University is proud to announce that our own Jillian Fields has won First Place for 1st and 2nd year students in this statewide competition.

Jillian works with Freedom Project (http://freedomprojectseattle.org/) and through her essay was inspired to share her thoughts on prison life and the preconceived notions that persist about sex offenders in our society. Freedom Project transforms prisoners into peacemakers. We offer programs teaching mindfulness and the concrete skills of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) designed to lead to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones, and the larger community. We teach prisoners how to heal relationships ruptured by violence and how to improve their capacity to serve as family members, workers and citizens.

Read Jillian's Essay Essay-Jillian Fields-Hirschler2015.

Jillian Fields is a Seattle University College of Arts & Sciences student majoring in Social Work with a Criminal Justice minor and is on schedule to graduate with the class of 2018.

Congratulations, Jillian!

Read the other Liberal Arts Essay winners here.

Washington Consortium of Liberal Arts - WaCLA