Saturday, March 26, 2:30 – 3:30 PM—Literary Discussion
GO TO JAIL: YOUTH WRITING ABOUT THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
Last year, the ground-breaking New Orleans youth writing program Students at the Center (SAC) published Go To Jail, a collection of writings about life inside the prison industrial complex in Louisiana. Join Jerome Morgan of Free-Dem Foundation, who was exonerated after 20 years in 2017; Avrelle Pierre who served 5 years at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women and was a founding member of The Graduates; writer and Black Arts Movement leader Kalamu ya Salaam; and Ashley Jones, founding SAC student author who became an SAC teacher and director, to discuss the book and its creative approach to trauma recovery and transformative system change. Facilitated by Kathy Randels, Artistic Director of ArtSpot Productions and Co-Director of The Graduates, a theater company composed of formerly incarcerated women.
Hotel Monteleone, Queen Anne Ballroom, $10 or Literary Discussion Pass or VIP Pass