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Friday, February 28 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rendering Justice: Repairing the Social Fabric

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Artists Jesse Krimes and Russell Craig will facilitate Rendering Justice: Repairing the Social Fabric, a participatory workshop exploring conceptions of safety and justice. The workshop will focus on critically examining the current reality of the U.S. justice system and on reframing the public narratives that perpetuate mass incarceration. Collectively, participants will render visible a shared vision for building a safer and more just society through conversation and quiltmaking. Participants will illustrate a quilt square using imagery that visually represents their conceptions of safety and justice; they’ll be encouraged to add their own creative interpretations but asked to refrain from using text. Krimes and Craig will draw upon their personal experiences of navigating the criminal justice system to facilitate discussion about the images and the relationship between participants’ conceptions of safety, justice, and systemic reform of the criminal justice system. For both Los Angeles and the nation, Rendering Justice affirms a vital truth: mass incarceration is close to every American community—and we all have a stake in reversing it and a responsibility to envision alternatives to incarceration.

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Russell Craig

Russell Craig is self-taught multimedia artist who lives and works in Philadelphia. Craig is best known for his portraits of incarcerated subjects that address larger political and social issues, particularly criminal justice reform and the impact of the prison industrial complex... Read More →
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Jesse Krimes

Jesse Krimes is a Philadelphia-based artist whose work explores how contemporary media shapes or reinforces societal mechanisms of power and control. While serving a six-year prison sentence, he produced numerous bodies of work, established prison art programs, and worked collaboratively... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tateuchi Democracy Lab, Japanese American National Museum 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

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