THE CONFINED ARTS
We have recently formed an artistic collaborative advocacy effort by The Confined Arts (TCA) at the Center for Justice at CU, the Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC), the Center for Institutional and Social Change (CISC) at Columbia Law school, Releasing Aging People in Prison (RAPP) and more in response to the inhumane treatment of people who are incarcerated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEWS AND UPDATES
VIGIL FOR LEONARD CARTER
The current pandemic poses an imminent risk of serious illness or death for people incarcerated or working in correctional facilities across the nation. According to data gathered by the Legal Aid Society, “the infection rate at local jails is more than seven times higher than the rate citywide [New York City] and 87 times higher than the country at large.” An epidemiological model released by the ACLU and academic research partners has found that there will be “nearly 100,000 more deaths than current estimates, due to failures to reduce jails.”
LEADING ACTIVISM WITH ART
Art is at the forefront of change. The process begins when we imagine a new world, one that is devoid of stigma and inequality. Resourceful artistic creativity within social change is one of the most influential and sometimes overlooked methods of problem solving. When rational lived experiences are not enough to change people's minds, attitudes, and behavior, art and popular culture have the potential to touch people on deeper levels of consciousness.
RESILIENCE PODCAST FT. PASTOR ISAAC SCOTT
The Confined Arts brings together the different perspectives of survivors with the experiences directly impacted stakeholders, and community organizers.
We are currently located at:
CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
New York, NY 10027
to schedule an appointment to learn more and get involved.