Discussion: “Touching Humanity: Creativity and Transformation” At The Brooklyn Museum


“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. Part of the ongoing Sackler Center series “States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color.”

Free with Museum admission.”

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

September 13, 2015
2:00 p.m.

200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238–6052

Image via brooklynmuseum.org

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