English Department Colloquium
Friday, October 7, 2011
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Bundy Reading Room, Avery Hall

Teachers, Artists, and Activists Inside/Out: Prison, Art and the Rhetorics of Community-Based Activism

With terrifying speed and momentum, the United States continues to expand its prison-industrial complex. Drawing on over sixty years of combined experience teaching and facilitating community-based art programs both inside and outside the PIC, this panel intends to complicate popular notions of the relationship between the PIC and community-based programs that currently function inside and discuss the role of the arts in community-based activism, using both broad-based and specific programs as potential models for moving forward.

Anna Plemons, English, Washington State University
William Cleveland, Director, Center for the Study of Arts and Community
Jim Carlson, Artist Facilitator, California State Prison-Sacramento