Monday, December 21, 2020

Social Mathematics Experiment, 12/11/20... by Rory Andes

"Sometimes it's the people who no one imagines anything of that can do what no one can imagine." - The Imitation Game

As we roll into winter break for the Social Mathematics Experiment, our amazing math lecture series with Edmonds College, I think about this quote as credited towards Alan Turing from the movie. Allow me to tell you what a few of my classmates have imagined for themselves...

Christopher has found a passion in mathematics, changed his entire life's perspective, became a published mathematician and is now becoming world renowned. He's the creator of the Prison Mathematics Project and is redefining how rehabilitation and mathematics intersect...

Marshall has grown passionate about his rehabilitation, conquered his math anxiety to an extreme degree, and is wholly focused on how a positive outlook can change more lives than just his own. He has become a standard bearer for others to emulate as an outstanding citizen. His educational path is materializing and his dreams are coming true...

Ruth has created a platform to showcase rehabilitation and the humanity behind those that are justice involved as the Executive Director of HumanMe. She has developed an educational path dedicated to criminology and how the system can be used to help people become more grounded in self discovery and reform. She teaches goal planning and self actualization to those who've never believed that had the ability to do such things...

James is a creative powerhouse who has learned brilliant artistry in both graphics and his words. He uses his experiences as a justice involved juvenile to promote identification of self doubt and pushes those around him to conquered those doubts. He sees his hopes towards second chances as a vehicle to live his best life with a focus on his education...

Muhammad has captured the American Dream from behind the walls of prison. A native of the Ivory Coast in west Africa, his mind for math and his thirst for education are infectious and it brings out a want for the rest of us to see the beauty in numbers. He has a way with words and can inspire deep thought about self reflection...

Victor has taken his education and gift for mathematics and applied it towards a passion for aerospace engineering. His use of numbers to theorize the most complex structures has become a source of awe and amazement. He is deeply driven on a path of education and is using his current space to create opportunities he never before thought possible...

As for me, my passion exists in seeing the beauty in the people around me and exploring the process of education, rehabilitation, and reentry. I've done more amazing things in prison than I ever imagined possible and with the help of these brilliant students, my friends, the best is truly yet to come...

by Rory Andes

What we can imagine, we can become...

Email at Jpay.com using Rory Andes 367649

Or by Mail:
Rory Andes 367649
MCC-TRU
PO Box 888
Monroe, WA 98272



No comments:

Post a Comment

Please leave comments or suggestions so we can continue to interact with you. All comments will be monitored and responded to. We love your interactions with us.