The Ford School is a proud sponsor the U-M School of Social Work’s Social Justice Changemaker Lecture, “Incarceration and its aftermath: How art can create pathways to reintegration and healing.”
A discussion between Reuben J. Miller and Nicole R. Fleetwood focuses on the impact of mass incarceration on individuals and society, what life is like after incarceration, and the healing power of art for people impacted by the carceral system.
This annual lecture focuses on important global social justice issues including race and nationality, immigration and refugees, income inequality, gender identity and sexual orientation, education, health, and mental and physical disabilities.
The Social Justice Changemaker Lecture aims to bring prominent social justice experts and advocates from multiple disciplines including social sciences, science, humanities, the arts and other professions to the University of Michigan Campus.
For more information, please visit the event page.
Join us for three speakers:
Mia Feroleto, publisher of New Observations (https://www.newobservations.org/) — an independent, non-profit contemporary arts and culture journal — shares information about its founding in 1985 by artist Lucio Pozzi, and the way she has used her own activism to shape the trajectory of the magazine.
Jalil Muntaqim, who joined the Black Panther Party at the age of 18, discusses his almost 50 years of incarceration as well as his activism both inside and outside of prison walls. As a co-founder of the Jericho Movement and founder of the Spirit of Mandela, Jalil works for freedom and equality, and seeks to influence people of all races around the world.
Chief Henry Red Cloud gives an overview of life on the Pine Ridge Reservation and the challenges Lakota and other Indigenous Peoples face today. He also discusses his extraordinary work bringing solar power and sustainable housing to the reservation.
This event is part of the fall Arts & Resistance theme semester sponsored by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; the U-M Museum of Art; and the U-M Arts Initiative to explore how the visual, performing, and literary arts play a central role in shaping cultural and political narratives. Sponsored by the U-M Arts Initiative, the U-M Library, and the U-M Department of History.
Join us for an IMMERSIVE public art-making workshop to explore the power of arts and send goodwill to the thousands of people incarcerated in Michigan.
Free & open to the public. All ages & abilities welcome!
Food tickets & SWAG bags available to the first 200 guests.
Ingalls Mall North
881 N University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Presented in collaboration with American Friends Service Committee & Nation Outside