(June 24-26, 2021 online, 11:30am – 4:30pm EST daily)
The JAC community came together for interactive and embodied art experiences, skill-sharing, and conversation. Participants learned, created, and connected, harnessing the liberatory power of the arts as we reimagine justice.
Plenary 3: “Poverty Scholarship: Poor People-Led Theory, Art, Words, and Tears Across Mama Earth” with Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia and POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE.
All workshops, discussions, and performances aligned with one or more of the central themes and core values of Art for a New Future:
- Art as Abolition: the arts as a pathway for communities to imagine and build worlds beyond policing and incarceration; art as a tool for advocacy, nurturing community.
- Art for All: increasing access to creative opportunities within carceral institutions; pedagogy; funding; trauma-informed arts education.
- Solidarity and Community: building and nourishing connections and resilient relationships across our network.
- Participatory learning: learning through and within community, through embodiment, through creative practice; artistic practice as a tool for healing, growth, connection, and fueling our radical imaginations.
If you were unable to join us at the convening but would like to support our efforts, please consider making a donation to Justice Arts Coalition.