Introducing JAC’s Online Workshop Series, Create + Connect!

Justice Arts Coalition recently 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

This series is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (
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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (stay tuned for updates!):

Create + Connect: Re/Creation Collective

Mon, May 24, 2021; 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Join us for Week 42 of Create + Connect: JAC’s Virtual Workshop Series

For this event, we invite the members of the Justice Arts Coalition to participate in a creative workshop with members of Re/Creation to develop a deeper understanding of justice through reading and writing. This workshop will be modeled on our weekly workshops, providing an active prototype of the Re/Creation workshop experience run by Re/Creation facilitators and workshop members. We will read, write, and share ideas together, coming to some dovetailing insights about restorative justice and abolition through this collaborative discourse.

Re/Creation is a collective of writers and artists with connections to the criminal legal system. Our network of directly impacted people and allies are seeking to rewrite the narratives perpetuated by the prison industrial complex that uphold systems of oppression. We support each other to express our vision for a different world through critical, creative, and artistic works, holding weekly workshops to practice our craft and challenge each other through shared critical conversation.

This workshop is being offered as “pay what you can,” with a $20 suggested donation, and a $1 minimum donation. All revenue will be split between JAC and the teaching artist facilitators, to honor their creativity, passion, and commitment to creating these spaces. We greatly appreciate any support you can provide.


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