This interactive workshop open to adults and older children and led by visual artist Sophia Dawson, will introduce people to political prisoners, and explore the questions: what makes someone a political prisoner? Who are some of the U.S. held political prisoners? How can we support them? How can we use visual art to share their story?
The session will include video and other information about U.S. political prisoners, and give an opportunity for participants to interact with correspondence to and from several of these incarcerated individuals as part of Dawson's ongoing body of work around this issue, including her Paper Planes project, which strives to create 800 planes to represent the number of years political prisoners from the black liberation movement have been collectively incarcerated.
6:30 pm, Aug 24, in the office of the Rosenberg Fund for Children: Eastworks Building, 116 Pleasant St., Suite 348, Easthampton, MA. Free but pre-registration is required: rfc.org/tobefree.