Beyond Bars: Art and Incarceration

Speakers

Jamie Bennett

ArtPlace America

Lisa Armstrong

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

On average, 2 million children are sent to juvenile detention centers each year. Daily, there are about 10,000 minors in adult jails and prisons. Damien Duncan began a three-year sentence in an adult prison at the age of 16, and started writing music while in solitary confinement. He’ll be joined by social justice advocates, artists, and filmmakers for a discussion on the power of art in trauma recovery, and in shifting cultural perceptions about juvenile incarceration.

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced