Introducing JAC’s Online Workshop Series, Create + Connect!
Justice Arts Coalition launched its online workshop series as a way to inspire ongoing creativity and connection during the pandemic, and to lift up the tireless work of teaching artists and advocates across the sector, who consistently allow JAC’s community to be one of vibrancy and artistic celebration.
Below you can browse the workshop offerings and schedule. These workshops are being offered as a “pay what you can” series, with donations split between JAC and the teaching artist facilitators. If you are interested in facilitating a workshop in our series, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This series is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org)
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (stay tuned for updates!):
Cover art: My African American Stuck Dream, by Moyo
November 15, 2021
7:00 PM EST
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Moyo has been in solitary confinement on Texas Death Row for 20 years, sentenced and convicted when he was 18 years old.
In this online workshop we will be presenting new artwork from Moyo, featuring readings from his essays that provide context to each piece. Moyo will be extending the opportunity for attendees to participate in a collaborative work centered around origami cranes and will be speaking to the scheduled execution of Julius Jones.
“My art has taken aim at the criminal punishment system. It has been deployed from inside this cell in rural Texas – armed with the philosophy of non-violent resistance. Its mission simple: demonstrate that there exists a transformative spirituality within people sentenced death, which has not been imagined by the current system.”
Moyo will be extending the opportunity for attendees to participate in a collaborative work centered around origami cranes and will be speaking to the scheduled execution of Julius Jones.
To see more of Moyo’s work please visit buddhasondeathrow.com
JAC looks forward to your joining us as part of this workshop series, as we continue to build our community of artists and allies through these creative offerings. If you are interested in facilitating a workshop in our series, please email email@example.com.