Pamela Kennebrew is a scholar activist from Philadelphia, PA. She is a Professor of Social Psychology at Harcum College and Lincoln University and teaches “behind the wall” in Philadelphia area prisons. Pamela holds certification as a workforce development specialist for women offenders from the National Institute of Corrections and Certificates in Leadership Development from Rutgers University and the Kaleidoscope Leadership Institute. She holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Fielding Graduate University, a Masters in Human Services with a specialty in counseling from Lincoln University and a BA from Thomas Edison College.
Pamela is the Founder and President of the Black Women’s Center for Carceral Empowerment. The organization’s mission is to expand the conversation regarding mass incarceration by affirmatively and intentionally including those convicted of crimes but not incarcerated. It is committed to the restoration of economic, educational and political rights of those whose lives have been adversely impacted by a criminal conviction. Through her work, Pamela seeks to raise awareness and foster research and scholarship regarding those women who have been convicted of crimes but not sentenced to prison – “the invisible members of the convict class.”