Programs that bring arts and the humanities to prisons change lives. Creating music, theater, writing, and dance brings joy, builds resilience, and anchors incarcerated men and women to their humanity. Join us for an evening of first-hand experiences from members of two organizations dedicated to creative expression behind bars: Rehabilitation Through The Arts (RTA) and The Kite. Hear from artist, activist and RTA alumni Kenyatta Emmanuel, who’s shared his music in Sing Sing and Carnegie Hall; Charles Moore, the first Rehabilitation Through the Arts alumni to be hired to work full time for the organization; The Kite founder and director Gigi Blanchard, whose own time in the prison system inspires her work; and others. Readings, dance, and music are interspersed with the discussion.
This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Please note that the capacity for this webinar is 500 attendees.