Art and Incarceration/Incarcerated Artists

Admission: 
Free but register in advance
Time: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Online
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Description: 

Emile DeWeaver, Janaya Pulliam, and Aimee Wissman will discuss their work on activating the leadership of systems-impacted artists and generating critical conversations about the criminal legal system in this session on Art & Incarceration/Incarcerated Artists, produced in collaboration with the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project.
Zoom webinar registration: https://bit.ly/3sOnBFc
Amid growing calls for a transformation of our country’s justice system, artists directly impacted by the system are playing a crucial role in envisioning new practices of justice and community. Emile DeWeaver, Janaya Pulliam, and Aimee Wissman use artistic practice (across painting, writing, curating, and filmmaking) to activate the leadership of systems-impacted artists and generate critical conversations about the criminal legal system. DeWeaver is a writer, community organizer, and co-founder of Prison Renaissance, which works towards prison abolition by amplifying the voices of incarcerated artists, leaders, and scholars. Pulliam is an Art and Activism Fellow at the People’s Paper Co-Op, where she collaborates on paper works and visual art to support the liberation of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women. Wissman’s creative practice investigates the interconnected narratives of racism, sexism, mass incarceration, addiction, and homelessness.
Sponsored by Beinecke Library, the Postwar Culture Working Group, and the Whitney Humanities Center. For more information about the ART & PROTEST SERIES or to join the mailing list, write to kevin.repp@yale.edu.