Thursday, October 13, 7pm
Incarceration: Toward a New Society
Artist, author, and educator Phyllis Kornfeld talks about her work with incarcerated men and women around the country. For 33 years, in all levels of security from county jail to maximum security to death row, she has provided the transformative experience of creating sincere and beautiful art. She is the author of Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America, (Princeton University Press) and will bring examples of artwork for this talk.
Following Phyllis Kornfeld’s presentation, Chris Tinson, associate Professor of Africana Studies and History at Hampshire College highlights the work of organizations dedicated to curbing society’s reliance on incarceration. He reminds us that honest discussion of deep reforms to carceral policies and practices are central to our national conversations on racism and anti-black policing connected to a spectrum of xenophobic policies and practices.