Can imagination and art, both inside and outside of the prison experience, interact with civic efforts to interrupt cycles of neglect and isolation that prison creates? Hear from artists who are meaningfully engaging with the cycles of oppression and violence that lie at the heart of America’s ever-expanding carceral state as well as professionals in the prison and education fields who are working to end these cycles of incarceration. Panelists include JACK &’s director Kaneza Schaal and performer Cornell Alston; Heidi Mueller, director of Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice; and Shawn Reddy, social science specialist for elementary schools (K–8) for Chicago Public Schools. The panel is moderated by Natalie Moore, the South Side Bureau reporter for WBEZ.
Held in association with the MCA Stage production of JACK &
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