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States of Incarceration exhibit opening
Thu, April 20, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
States of Incarceration exhibit opening and public conversation about incarceration and mental illness. Please join us for the official opening of the exhibit. We will celebrate with a reception, opportunities to view the exhibit, and hands-on art response activities. At 7 pm. Anne Parsons, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will offer some remarks on the intersections of the rise of mass incarceration with the deinstitutionalization of mental hospitals. A panel moderated by Dr. Modupe Labode including Kenneth J. Falk, (Legal Director, ACLU of Indiana) and Maurice Young (founder, Creative Change Project) will offer perspectives on the implications of these issues for Indianapolis. The reception has been generously sponsored by the Circle City (IN) Chapter of The Links, Inc.
States of Incarceration is a travelling exhibit and website created by over 500 students and others deeply affected by incarceration in 20 cities across the United States. These students grew up in a country that incarcerates more of its people, including immigrants, than any country in the world – and at any point in its history. Recently, they have witnessed a new bipartisan consensus that the criminal justice system is broken and yet there is intense conflict over how to fix it. States of Incarceration, organized by the New School's Humanities Action Lab, explores the roots of mass incarceration through stories rooted in our own communities and its goal is to open national dialogue on what should happen next. www.statesofincarceration.org
During the reception we will be collecting the books for Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project in Bloomington, IN. All of the books donated will be sent to people who are incarcerated. We are looking for a variety of books including, new or like new books, Spanish language books and textbooks. For a more detailed list please visit http://pagestoprisoners.org/donate/