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16 Bars Documentary Screening

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President Lincoln's Cottage

140 Rock Creek Church Road Northwest

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Justice Arts Coalition & President Lincoln's Cottage present 16 Bars screening for the closing event of 'Iron Cages' exhibit

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Throughout January, President Lincoln’s Cottage is partnering with the Justice Arts Coalition, a national network providing resources for people creating art in and around the US carceral system, to exhibit works of art created by incarcerated artists. Through their work, these artists have found the space to heal, reconcile, and participate in human experience.

Join us for the closing event on Thursday, January 30th. We will screen 16 Bars, which "is a feature-length music doc that offers a rare glimpse at the human stories — and songs — that are locked away in our nation’s jails and prisons. " The film follows Grammy-winning recording artist Todd “Speech” Thomas into the Richmond Jail, where he collaborates on an album with four incarcerated musicians. It’s an incredibly powerful film.

After the screening, we will engage in a thoughtful panel discussion.

Panelist Bios:

Lyn Twyman, Behavioral Health Advocate, Community Policing & Re-entry Expert

Lyn is an advocate whose father was incarcerated in Federal Prison, and now specializes in domestic violence prevention, trauma and healing, community policing, youth engagement, and prison reentry. Lyn’s extensive career spans over 20 years, including a dynamic background in violence reduction with a majority of years spent in law enforcement as a civilian, in addition to the private and nonprofit sectors, state, and federal government. She is a speaker and workshop presenter on various issues including mental health and founded a grassroots program that focuses on domestic violence prevention education and trauma.

Benjamin Harbert, Associate Profess at Georgetown University

Ben Harbert joined the music faculty at Georgetown University after receiving his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of California, Los Angeles. His Ph.D. research was on music in three Louisiana prisons. His current research interests also include documentary film and posthumanism. Harbert has been a teaching fellow at University of California, Los Angeles and a lecturer at Pomona College as well as a resident artist at the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County. Before returning to academia, he directed the guitar, percussion and music theory programs at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music.

David Sampé, Article730

David formed Article730 in 2015 to act as a vessel that can guide returning citizens to a healthy life beyond their mental confinement. Over the course of 25 years he has reconstructed his mind piece by piece and, through the practice of mindfulness and meditation, has turned a broken mind into a resilient one. These experiences have equipped him with the tools to guide men and women coming home from prison out of their fractured state and back into balance.

Kofi Dennis, Artists & Play for Concepts

Kofi Dennis is a drummer, performer, and educator. He earned a degree in Early Childhood Education at the Komenda Teaching College, University of Cape Coast in Ghana, West Africa, and a degree in Theater Arts (creative dramatics) from the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana. Kofi runs Play for Concepts and teaches in DC area detention facilities through Artivate‘s Project Youth Arts Reach.

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President Lincoln’s Cottage is located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH). Security for AFRH requires visitors to show valid identification at the security gate in order to enter the property. Please be prepared to show your ID for all PLC events.

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