Book Reading & Reflection On Creative Responses to Mass Incarceration
Thursday, December 9 · 7:00pm
Join University of Michigan professor and Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) founder Buzz Alexander and Detroit artists and activists for an evening of story telling and community dialogue bearing witness to the human costs of mass incarceration in Michigan.
Ron Scott, Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality
…Natalie Holbrook, American Friends Service Committee Criminal Justice Program
Mary Heinen, Prison Creative Arts Project
Ana Lyra Sis, Community Artist and PCAP Participant
Prisons are an invisible, but dominant, part of American society: the United States incarcerates more people than any other nation in the world, with 25 percent of the world’s prisoners currently held within its borders. Is William Martinez Not Our Brother? describes the Prison Creative Arts Project and its work giving incarcerated individuals an opportunity to participate in the arts, enabling them to withstand and often overcome the conditions and culture of prison, the policies of an incarcerating state, and the consequences of mass incarceration.
For more information contact Amit Weitzer at email@example.com
Leopold’s Books, Park Shelton Building
15 East Kirby Street, Suite 114