September 10, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:15PM
412 W 42nd St Fl 5,
New York, NY 10036
BEFORE TIME/AFTER TIME is a film produced as the culmination of the Claiming the Justice Narrative media and advocacy project, which seeks to support recent incursions in the felony court space by furthering alternatives to incarceration policy shifts.The resulting short film. Before Time/After Time, takes the audience on a journey through the lives of nine returned citizens. They share with us fragments of their lives before and after incarceration.
We are pleased to invite you to this inaugural gathering to explore the formation of a national collective — a virtual event to create relationships among artists, arts organizations, and arts practitioners to learn from each other, create shared language, and evolve an ecosystem for progress as our society works for non-punitive responses to harm.
This gathering is a shared initiative between Justice Arts Coalition (JAC) and the Arts Justice Safety Coalition (AJSC). JAC unites artists and allies inside and outside of prison to harness the transformative and liberatory power of the arts to reimagine justice. AJSC was launched in 2020 with the partnership of The Confined Arts, the Center for Court Innovation, and Conspiring for Good, and is made up of art programs and practitioners working at the intersection of art and justice reform to strengthen and sustain community resilience through advocacy and reform.
We rely on each other in this work and cannot maximize the power of the arts in our movement towards abolition without broader synergy. We invite you to join this first meeting where we can discuss new ways of gathering and sharing resources, contribute ideas, and offer feedback to identity goals for a national collective.
This 6-part workshop series is designed to help you as business leaders and entrepreneurs, acquire the insight and tools you’ll need to enhance your small businesses, intrapreneurship ventures, or social entrepreneurship initiatives
Community Enhancement Through the Arts offers tools and techniques for practitioners, legal advocates, and organizations who want to learn more about how they can increase their likelihood of success by implementing visual art, poetry, theater, and other forms of artistic expression into their strategies and methodologies.
This 8-week workshop meets one Saturday a week and is designed to guide emerging writers in the development of their author’s voice and perspective. Participants will use their unique lenses, informed by their identity politics and social justice-based values, to effectively and creatively craft poetry and prose that grasps at the truth. During this workshop, we will explore key aspects of autobiographical writing such as critical analysis, personal narrative, surviving injustice, reflection on the past, and writing the future. This workshop will serve as a safe, trauma-informed space to explore the complexities of individual and shared identity in our lives