WordsUncaged is a creative, interactive, exhibit for incarcerated artists, writers,students and poets at California State Prison, Lancaster, to dialogue, and critically engage with YOU.
We invite YOU to experience these voices, uncaged from the prison walls, and to imagine new ways of understanding our current system of mass incarceration in California, as well as alternatives to it—together.
This event celebrates the publication of the inaugural Words Uncaged Arts & Literary Journal from California State Prison, Lancaster.
It features original artwork, writing, poetry and sculptures, an altar to light a candle for your incarcerated loved one, as well as portraits of men at California State Prison, Lancaster by photographer F. Scott Schafer, as well as portraits of family members of the incarcerated by Sister Inmate.
We will be offering a number of special events, lectures, and concerts to expand awareness of prison and prisoners, and to explore our common humanity, creatively—together:
Opening Night reception: Saturday, April 8, 2017
April 8 through May 6, 2017
Friday Night Lecture Series
April 21st Sister Inmate: What Prison means to family members 7.30-10.00pm
April 28th Fair Chance Project: How prisons intersect our lives 7.30-10.00pm
Saturday Night Culture Series
April 22nd Performing Prison, featuring music by Tim Stafford, theatre by Amad Jackson and dance by Erica Brannon
April 29th Performing Prison, featuring music by Tim Stafford, theatre by Amad Jackson and dance by Erica Brannon
May 5th Closing Reception.
Mi Prisión, Cinco de Mayo: Incarceration from a Latino perspective.
(This event is a fundraiser for the Fair Chance Project)
WordsUncaged Community Partners: Sister Inmate, Fair Chance Project, Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), Healing Dialogue and Action, Karma Rescue’s Paws For Life, The Inmate Family Council, Jail Guitar Doors and Ave 50 Gallery.
This project is supported by a grant from the California Humanities and funding from Calstate LA’s Centre for the Public Good
For more information visit: http://www.wordsuncaged.com/