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Performances & Lectures: Words Uncaged
April 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
One event on April 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm
One event on May 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm
One event on April 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm
One event on April 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm
One event on April 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm
LOS ANGELES – WORDS UNCAGED is a creative, interactive, exhibit for incarcerated artists, writers, students and poets at California State Prison, Lancaster, to dialogue, and critically engage with you. We invite you to experience these voices, uncaged from the prison walls, and to imagine new ways of understanding our current system of mass incarceration in California, as well as alternatives to it—together.
This event celebrates the publication of the inaugural Words Uncaged Arts & Literary Journal from California State Prison, Lancaster. It features original artwork, writing, poetry and sculptures, an altar to light a candle for your incarcerated loved one, as well as portraits of men at California State Prison, Lancaster by photographer F. Scott Schafer, as well as portraits of family members of the incarcerated by Sister Inmate.
We will be offering a number of special events, lectures, and concerts to expand awareness of prison and prisoners, and to explore our common humanity, creatively—together.
Avenue 50 Gallery, Highland Park
131 North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042
FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURES:
April 21st Sister Inmate: What Prison Means to Family Members 7:30-10 pm
April 28th Fair Chance Project: How Prisoners Intersect our Lives 7:30-10pm
SATURDAY NIGHT CULTURE SERIES:
April 22nd Performing Prison, featuring music by Tim Stafford, theatre by Amad Jackson and dance by Erica Brannon 7:30-10 pm
April 29th Performing Prison, featuring music by Tim Stafford, theatre by Amad Jackson and dance by Erica Brannon 7:30-10 pm
MAY 5TH CLOSING RECEPTION
Mi Prison, Cinco de Mayo: Incarceration from a Latino Perspective (This event is a fundraiser for Fair Chance Project) 7:30-10pm
Community Partners: Sister Inmate, Fair Chance Project, Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), Healing Dialogue and Action, Karma Rescue’s Paws for Life, The Inmate Family Council, Jail Guitar Doors and Ave 50 Gallery.
This project is supported by a grant from the California Humanties and funding from Calstate LA’s Center for the Public Good.