A Discussion, Performance and Exhibition that aim to nurture and aid abolitionist creative practices.
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October 13 from 2-5PM
A creative practice goes beyond the physical activity of making creative items, it includes the influences, ideas, research and materials, as well as tools and skills that were utilized in the creation of these items. Similarly, an abolitionist practice, working to eradicate the prison industrial complex (PIC), also includes a wide variety of elements that are consistently practiced to allow for a sustainable abolition to flourish.
Practicing Abolition, is a two part series event organized by gloria galvez that not only acknowledges the realm in which these two practices intersect, but furthermore aims to nurture and aid abolitionist creative practices. Within this series, we will explore various contributing elements like research, education, conversations, organizing, collaboration, ethics, boundaries and so on -- that a person, especially one in the professional creative field, utilizes to continue both a practice of abolition and creativity without one compromising the other.
Taking place at NAVEL, the first program Practicing Abolition: Thoughts = Conversations = Knowledge consists of a performance by poet Ra Avis, followed by a community abolitionist knowledge sharing discussion led by abolitionist creatives Micah Bournes, Jasmine Nyende, Shabina Toorawa and Ellie Virrueta. The program also includes an exhibition titled Roots Run Deeper Than Bars with artists Camilo Cruz,
Veronique d’Entremont, Andrew Freire, gloria galvez, Set Hernandez Rongkilyo and Cole James.
Learn more: https://navel.la/events/practicing-abolition/
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