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 that day. 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 conversation 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, California State University-Fresno

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 Director, 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 & 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, Arizona State University

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 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 and Justice Summit on Alcatraz 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 include 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 Breeden, Kate Bickert, and Katherine Toy.

Photos by Peter Mertz, 2019

Yvette Murrell, Raul Baltazar, Emiliano Lopez
Steven Tepper, Sabrina Reid, Roberto Bedoya
Gregory Sale, Sabrina Bedford, Dolores Canales
Alison Marshall
Raul Baltazar and Steven Tepper
Patricia Leigh Brown and Dorsey Nunn
Troy Williams and Jim Breeden
Kirn Kim, Katherine Toy, Velda Dobson-Davis
Velda Dobson-Davis, Kirn Kim, Katherine Toy
Kirn Kim, Katherine Toy, Sara Daleiden, Velda Dobson-Davis
Kelly Savage and Elizabeth Calvin
Kelly Savage, Elizabeth Calvin, Dominique Bell
Alison Marshall and LaVell Baylor
Gregory Sale and Sara Daleiden
Dorsey Nunn and Andrew Winn
Dorsey Nunn and Andrew Winn
Elizabeth Calvin and Dominique Bell
Laverne Dejohnette
Gregory Sale and Laverne Dejohnette
Troy Williams and Sabrina Bedford
Yvette Murrell
Sabrina Reid and Sunny Schwartz
Yvette Murrell and Steven Tepper
Sara Daleiden (speaking)
Emily Levine
Emily Levine (speaking)
Troy Williams
Jim Breeden
Kirn Kim (speaking)
Sabrina Reid (speaking)
Sara Daleiden (standing), Katherine Toy (speaking)
Gregory Sale (speaking)
Alison Marshall, Sunny Schwartz, Rebecca Jackson
Rebecca Jackson, Alison Marshall, Sunny Schwartz
Alison Marshall
Dorsey Nunn
Dominique Bell, Dorsey Nunn, Andrew Winn
Yvette Murrell
Emily Levine, Troy Williams, Gregory Sale, Patricia Leigh Brown
Emily Levine, Troy Williams (speaking), Gregory Sale
Velda Dobson-Davis, Katherine Toy, Kirn Kim
Katherine Toy (speaking), Kirn Kim, Velda Dobson-Davis
Velda Dobson-Davis
Kirn Kim, Katherine Toy, Velda Dobson-Davis
Shannon Jackson, Arnoldo Trevino, Lily Gonzalez
Erick Cortes, Elizabeth Calvin, Kelly Savage
Roberto Bedoya, Emiliano Lopez, Candice Price
Ernest Kirkwood (speaking)
Jim Breeden (left), Ernest Kirkwood (speaking)
L-R: Alison Marshall, Sunny Schwartz, Rebecca Jackson, LaVell Baylor
LaVell Baylor, Alison Marshall, Sunny Schwartz
Alison Marshall, Sunny Schwartz, Rebecca Jackson
Sunny Schwartz, Rebecca Jackson
Shannon Jackson and Arnoldo Trevino
Lily Gonzalez, Arnoldo Trevino, Shannon Jackson
L-R: Ernest Kirkwood, Ted Russell, Jim Breeden, Sara Daleiden
Dorsey Nunn (speaking) and Andrew Winn
Troy Williams (speaking)
Troy Williams (speaking)
Dr. Luis Garcia
Kirn Kim
Emiliano Lopez
Rebecca Jackson (speaking)
Kirn Kim and Emiliano Lopez
Emily Levine and Steven Tepper
Emily Levine and Steven Tepper (speaking)
Andrew Winn
Sabrina Bedford
Dorsey Nunn
David Muhammad
Ted Russell
Yvette Murrell
David Muhammad (center) and Michael Mendosa (right)
L-R standing: Candice Price, Lily Gonzalez, Kirn Kim, Dr. Luis Garcia
Jessica Tully and Sabrina Reid
L-R standing: Dominique Bell (speaking), Arnoldo Trevino, Aaron Greene, Gregory Sale
Dominique Bell
Gregory Sale
Rebecca Jackson
Rebecca Jackson
Jessica Tully
Candice Price
Candice Price
Candice Price
Candice Price
Roberto Bedoya and Emiliano Lopez (speaking)
Sabrina Reid
Dr. Luis Garcia
Dr. Luis Garcia (speaking)
Dorsey Nunn (speaking)
Kirn Kim
Gregory Sale
Dominique Bell
Jim Breeden (speaking)
Velda Dobson-Davis
Velda Dobson-Davis (speaking)
Dr. Luis Garcia
Troy Williams (speaking)
Shannon Jackson (speaking)
Shannon Jackson
Candice Price (standing)
LaVell Baylor (speaking)
Dolores Canales (speaking)
L-R at table: Shannon Jackson, LaVell Baylor, Dolores Canales
Ernest Kirkwood
Roberto Bedoya
Roberto Bedoya
Elizabeth Calvin and Alison Marshall
Dean Strang and Laura Nirider
Jin Zhu