Monday, January 24, 2011

Prison Activism & The Arts

Dear PCARE Friends:

At the 2010 National Communication Association convention in San Francisco, some of us hosted an evening of speeches, plays, poems, videos, and new media creations wherein we thought about ways of using the arts to help build an abolition community. Our colleague, Dr. Damien Pfister, filmed two of the presentations, which are accessible below:

1. Each One Reach One: This clip shows Bay Area actors performing a short play written by an incarcerated youth who worked with the Each One Reach One theater ensemble to think about questions of self-worth, caring for others, and finding happiness:

2. The Beat Within: This clip shows a Bay Area activist reading works from The Beath Within, a publication of poems, testimonials, and other works by both imprisoned and free authors:


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