We are all criminals

A visual challenge to society’s perception of what it means to be a criminal


One in four people in the U.S. has a criminal record. Four in four have a criminal history.

We Are All Criminals catalyzes conversations about crime, privilege, punishment, and second chances. The exhibit shares a variety of stories:

  • Of people who ‘got away with it,’ as they reflect on how life would have been different if they were caught, and examine race and class privilege;
  • Of people with criminal records, with a focus on the person;
  • Of the ripple effect a criminal record has on children, siblings, and extended family members.

Visit the Exhibition

January 31 – March 1
St. Catherine University Libraries and Archives

Join us for a talk with Emily Baxter, founder and executive director of WAAC

February 7, 7 p.m.
Rauenhorst Ballroom

Women's Studies and Critical Studies of Race & Ethnicity Bag Lunch Discussion Series with Professor Nancy Heitzeg

February 22, 12–1:30 p.m. (program begins at 12:10)
Center for Women, CdC 230

Criminal Justice through Community Engagement: A Brown Bag Conversation with Outreach Librarian Daniel Marcou

February 25, 5:30–7 p.m.
Library 128

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes Film Screening & Discussion

February 27, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
The Pulse, CdC

All events are free and open to the public.


This program is made possible with the support of Nancy A. Heitzeg, professor of sociology and endowed chair in the sciences, the St. Kates library, the mission chairs for liberal arts, Catholic identity, and women's education, the core curriculum, and the Criminal Justice and Dismantling Racism Working Groups of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet and Consociates Justice Commission.