Join us on Zoom for What’s next for “Future IDs”? A focused dialogue on second chances after incarceration, socially engaged art practice and the role of academia. This event is part of the exhibition Pilot Projects: Art. Response. Now. on display at the ASU Art Museum.
Artist/educator Gregory Sale, with emerging art and justice leaders Kirn Kim, Cirese LaBerge and Frantz Beasley, and with ASU thought leaders Lois Brown, Julio César Morales and Kevin Wright, will explore how a socially engaged art practice such as “Future IDs” can partner with academia and engage its power and privilege to support life after incarceration.
The conversation will be preceded by a screening of two short films about “Future IDs at Alcatraz,” a year-long art project and public program series that helped activate Alcatraz island as a platform for system-impacted individuals and communities: “Reimagine Reentry at Alcatraz” (A Blade of Grass/RAVA Films) and the premiere of “Future IDs at Alcatraz” (Kenneth Rainin Foundation/Jamie DeWolf).
The gathered discussants will consider how academia – through the mechanism of socially engaged art practice – could embrace system-impacted leaders as students and alternative learners, and thereby further those leaders’ effectiveness as active participants in real social change.
Zoom link: https://asu.zoom.us/j/5931055150
This program is co-presented by the ASU Art Museum, the ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and the ASU Center for Correctional Solutions.
Image credit: Gregory Sale, "Future IDs," 2016-present. Courtesy of the artist.