Art & Justice Summit on Alcatraz2019-10-21T05:18:06+00:00

Art and Justice Summit on Alcatraz

Saturday, September 21, 2019

We had two main goals for our Art and Justice Summit on Alcatraz:

(1) To reflect on the work we had accomplished with the year-long exhibition and series of community programs and build towards next steps. This included: 

  • Holding space for the reentry community & other justice impacted individuals to share their stories of transformation and trauma
  • Expanding the work of Alcatraz as an International Site of Conscience by including individuals from the reentry community who engage in these issues in a real way
  • Considering the effectiveness of bringing together civic engagement and the arts

(2) To create a video documentation of our conversations today. We felt a need to capture the hard-to-see transformative exchanges that defined this project and have given it so much meaning and power. This video will live on after the project and continue to get the message out. 

SCHEDULE

Focused Discussion, 11:00am – 12:45pm

A discussion among featured discussants including thought leaders in justice reform and the arts, members of the Future IDs team, and National Parks Service and Parks Conservancy staff. Facilitated by Sara Daleiden, civic engagement consultant and artist.

Roundtable Discussion, 1:15pm – 2:30pm

We expanded our conversations with a moderated roundtable discussion led by Roberto Bedoya, City of Oakland Cultural Affairs Manager, and included a curated group of attendees.

Closing Celebration, 2:30pm – 5:00pm

FEATURED DISCUSSANTS

Aaron Greene, Student Assistant, Project Rebound

Adrielle Pittman, Artist Participant, Future IDs at Alcatraz

Andrew Winn, Artist Participant, Future IDs at Alcatraz

Arnoldo Trevino, Artist Participant, Future IDs at Alcatraz

Candice Price, Artist Participant, Future IDs at Alcatraz

David Muhammad, Executive Dir., National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform

Dolores Canales, Community Outreach Director, The Bail Project; Director, National Network of Solitary Survivors & Families Project; Co-Founder, California Families Against Solitary Confinement 

Dominique Bell, Project Collaborator, Future IDs at Alcatraz

Dorsey Nunn, Executive Director, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children; Co-Founder, All of Us or None

Elizabeth Calvin, Senior Advocate, Children’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

Emiliano Lopez, Artist Participant, Future IDs at Alcatraz

Emily Levine, Supervising Park Ranger, Alcatraz

Erick Cortes, Park Ranger, Alcatraz

Ernest Kirkwood, Art & Justice Intern, Future IDs at Alcatraz

Gregory Sale, Lead Artist, Future IDs at Alcatraz

Jessica Tully, Core Project Collaborator, Future IDs at Alcatraz

Jim Breeden, Coordinator, Alcatraz Formerly Incarcerated Speaker Series

Katherine Toy, Executive Vice President, Partnerships & Programs, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Kelly Savage, Art & Justice Intern, Future IDs at Alcatraz

Kirn Kim, Core Project Collaborator, Future IDs at Alcatraz

LaVell Baylor, Artist Participant, Future IDs at Alcatraz

Lily Gonzalez, Artist Participant, Future IDs at Alcatraz

Luis Garcia, Core Project Collaborator, Future IDs at Alcatraz

Michael Mendosa, Director, #Cut50

Patricia Leigh Brown, Journalist, New York Times

Rebecca Jackson, Director of Cameo House, Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Sabrina Bedford, Art and Community Engagement Program Manager, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Sabrina Reid, Core Project Collaborator, Future IDs at Alcatraz

Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor of Arts + Design, Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Chair in the Humanities, and Professor, University of California, Berkeley. Author of Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics

Steven Tepper, Dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ASU

Sunny Schwartz, Co-Founder, Five Keys Schools

Ted Russell, Associate Director, Arts Strategy & Ventures, Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Troy Williams, Founder, The San Quentin Report; Participant, Alcatraz Formerly Incarcerated Speaker Series

Velda Dobson-Davis, Program Coordinator for the Healing Trauma and Beyond Violence programs at Central California Women’s Facility; Retired Chief Deputy Warden, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

The Future IDs Art & Justice Summit was co-hosted by a range of contributors including artist Gregory Sale and the Future IDs Creative Team including core project collaborators Dr. Luis Garcia, Kirn Kim, Sabrina Reid, and Jessica Tully, as well as Roberto Bedoya, Christa Cesario, and Sara Daleiden. Additional cohosts consist of the Art in the Parks program of the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy with Rangers Erick Cortes and Emily Levine, and Parks Conservancy staff Sabrina Bedford, Jim Bredeen, Kate Bickert, and Katherine Toy.