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Discussion: “Touching Humanity: Creativity and Transformation” at the Brooklyn Museum. 9/13/15 2PM

Sep 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| Free with Museum admission

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

In conjunction with the exhibition Women of York: “Shared Dining,”  the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art presents a discussion of art in prison and the role of creativity in transforming lives. Kelly Donnelly and Lisette Oblitas-Cruz, formerly incarcerated women who contributed work to the exhibition, converse with acclaimed author Wally Lamb. Since 1999, Lamb has led a writing workshop at York Correctional Institution. The program has generated two compilations, which he has edited: Couldn’t Keep It to Myself: Wally Lamb and the Women of York Correctional Institution (Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters) and I’ll Fly Away: Further Testimonies from the Women of York Prison. Joseph Lea, retired Library Media Specialist at York Correctional Institution, moderates. Special remarks by Dannel and Cathy Malloy, the Governor and First Lady of Connecticut. Part of the ongoing Sackler Center series “States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color.”

Free with Museum admission.

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Date:
Sep 13, 2015
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free with Museum admission
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https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/discussion_touching_humanity_creativity_and_transformation_09_13_15

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