Educate Don’t Incarcerate is hosting an art exhibition in support of Artistic Noise. Artistic Noise brings the freedom and power of creativity to young people who are incarcerated, on probation, or otherwise involved in the justice system. Through visual arts and entrepreneurship programs in Massachusetts and in New York participants are given a voice for their experiences, which builds communities through collaborative projects, and learn valuable life and job skills. Artistic Noise creates safe spaces where court-involved youth can be seen, heard and supported on their path to adulthood. We believe the practice of making art offers opportunities for young... people. Art has the power to change perceptions because it can convey humanity and transformation. It has the capacity to elicit an empathic connection from the viewer, the kind of response is needed to affect the necessary shift in the contemporary narrative about youth with a criminal conviction.
5:00 - 5:30 Seating
5:30 - 6:30 Discussion: Juvenile Justice
6:30 - 8:00 Reception/Open Exhibition
This event in being organized in partnership with New York University Silver School of Social Work, Knock Knock Give a Sock, Community Collaborative Board, McSilver Institute of Research and Poverty, The Doe Fund, the Center for Justice at Columbia University, Opportunities and Change and more. Each organization has an interest to improve the current conditions for juveniles within the justice system.