We are still reeling from an amazing week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. For the first time in history, both political parties are making a bold statement against the incarceration industry with the Democrats’ Platform calling for an “end to the era of mass incarceration.”
Over the course of 3 days, over 10,000 people toured our space, which featured nearly 200 pieces of original art and more than 25 hours of programming, most of it focused on our fight to transform the U.S. justice system.
Elected leaders from Cory Booker and Congressman Keith Ellison joined celebrities like Susan Sarandan, Rosario Dawson, will.i.am and many others. The multi-faceted, multi-day event transcended race, class, party, gender, and ability as we dug into the core of what issues face America today.
Some of the highlights of the week included Van Jones and Senator Cory Booker discussing criminal justice reform, Danny Glover and Tatyana Fazlalizadeh exploring the possibilities of art and activism, and performances from Aloe Blacc, Andra Day, and the Black Eyed Peas!
Check out the great coverage:
- The Criminal Justice System Was A Huge Focus At The DNC. But It Can’t Stop There.
- This Art By Ex-Inmates Exposes The Inhumanity Of The Prison System
- Rock The Vote Uses Music, Art, & Activism To Galvanize Millennials
- At Truth to Power exhibition, a powerful message for change
- Art exhibit speaks Truth to Power in the shadow of the Democratic convention
- TruthToPower: Be Inspired by This Confrontational Art From Banksy, Shepard Fairey
We also had the pleasure of joining Alicia Keys and Politico for a conversation about our campaign for #JusticeReformNOW. Watch the full panel on Politico.com
Read the coverage here:
- Alicia Keys: Donald Trump's Campaign Has Blown 'Dog Whistle'
- Alicia Keys slams Trump for calling himself the 'law and order candidate'
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