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.
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WRITING AS TRUTH TELLING
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
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The Confined Arts Communication Team