Future IDs at Alcatraz Release Party

A release party on Alcatraz to celebrate the exhibition having become a fully operational social-physical space. It was an opportunity to showcase the art and the artists who produced Future IDs at Alcatraz and to connect the exhibition with the history of Alcatraz and its many stories of human resilience, Saturday, July 20, 2019

  • Alcatraz Then and Now: Three pop-up stations simultaneously explore the layered history of Alcatraz to consider the importance of self-determination and identity.

Book signing by Jolene Babyak, author who lived on Alcatraz as a child and later wrote books, such as Bird Man: the Many Faces of Robert Stroud, Breaking the Rock: the Great Escape from Alcatraz, and Mi “Quinceañera” En Alcatraz

Conversation with Eloy Martinez, Morning Star Gila, Hawk Lowden, and others about the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz (1969-71) and birth of the Red Power Movement

A sharing of photographs and objects with Ranger Emily Levine referencing Alcatraz’s Prisoners of Conscience, it’s designation as an International Site of Conscience, and National Park Service’s plans for the future

  • “The family’s in prison too.” Parents/Children with histories of incarceration share moments of their lived experiences:

Madelyn Martin/Sabrina Reid

Rebecca Jackson/Celeste Jackson

Watani Stiner/Larry Stiner/Lytana Stiner

Co-hosted by the William James Association’s Prison Arts Project and the Alcatraz Formerly Incarcerated Speaker Series

  • Introduction to Future IDs at Alcatraz by Gregory Sale with Dr. Luis Garcia, Kirn Kim, and Sabrina Reid

Greetings by Ranger Michele Gee, National Parks Service and Kate Bickert, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Grounding Exercise
by Morning Star Gali

  • Stand by Your Art: Circle of Engagement with Future IDs artists and family member representatives led by Jihan McDonald and Amutabi Haine

Breakout conversations with Future IDs artists and family member representatives standing next to their individual artworks with LaVell Baylor, Dominique Bell, Yahniie Bridges, Jonté Campbell, Darlene Frontuto, Cirese LaBerge, Lily Gonzalez, Dr. Luis Garica, Kirn Kim, Jennifer Leahy, Emiliano Lopez, JD Melendez, Felix Miranda, J Antonio Morales, Adrielle Pittman, Candice Price, Sabrina Reid, Arnoldo Trevino, Jarred Williams, Andrew Winn, and others 

  • Reintegration and the Arts: System-impacted individuals, currently active in the arts and justice realms, discuss the value of arts programming on the inside and the out with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation leadership

Roundtable discussion with:

Steve Emrick, San Quentin Prison Community Resource Manager

Dr. Luis Garcia, Weingart Center

Adnan Khan, FirstWatch, Re:Store Justice

Rosemary Ndoh, Avenal State Prison Warden

Gregory Sale, Future IDs at Alcatraz

Terri Lynn Scater, Actors’ Gang Prison Project

Angela Wilson, Medea Project

  • The Actors’ Gang Prison Project Workshop/Performance: A first-hand look at the highly physical and emotional style of improvised theatre, led by prison program alumni with company members, including Chris Bingley, Yahniie Bridges, Major Bunton, Kathryn Carner, Hannah Chodos, John Dich, Montrell Harrell, Mo Piquette Haynes, Jason Hoyos, Jeremie Loncka, Rich Loya, and Terry Lynn Scrape

Thank you to our partner, Art in the Parks, of the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, including Rangers Benny Batom, John Cantwell, Erick Cortes, Steve Cote, Michele Gee, Takeo Kishi, and Parks Conservancy staff Veda Banerjee, Sabrina Bedford, Kate Bickert, Jane Marie Gunn, Angela Leung, and Patrick McAllister.

Thank you, as well, to 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 Christa Cesario, Sara Cochran, Sara Daleiden, Jear Keokham, Ben Leon, and Chris Sicat.

A special thanks to our Art & Justice Interns Baldemar Arroyo, Matt Brecke, Ernest Kirkwood, and Kelly Savage.

All visitors are welcomed to enter our Space for Processing and Reflection designed for individuals to step away from and digest their experiences on Alcatraz. This space is located in the New Industries Building.

View the program flyer: July 20 Program

Photos by Peter Mertz, 2019, unless captioned otherwise. 

Alcatraz Then and Now

Morning Star Gali, JD Melendez, Eloy Martinez
Morning Star Gali (speaking), Eloy Martinez (standing, center)
Morning Star Gali (speaking). Photo by Ben Leon
Eloy Martinez (left). Photo by Ricardo Leon
Photo by Ricardo Leon
Jolene Babyak (far left). Photo by Ricardo Leon
Photo by Ricardo Leon

“The family’s in prison, too.”

L-R: Rebecca Jackson, Celeste Jackson, Madelyn Martin, Sabrina Reid. Photo by Ricardo Leon
Photo by Ricardo Leon
Watani Stiner
Larry Stiner
L-R: Lytana Stiner, Larry Stiner, Watani Stiner
Lytana Stiner and Celeste Jackson
L-R: Gregory Sale, Celeste Jackson, Rebecca Jackson

Greetings & Grounding Exercise

L-R: Kirn Kim, Dominique Bell, Gregory Sale, Sabrina Reid, Dr. Luis Garcia
Dominique Bell, project collaborator (speaking)
Sabrina Reid, core project collaborator (speaking)
Dr. Luis Garcia, core project collaborator (speaking)
Photo by Ricardo Leon
Gregory Sale
Gregory Sale, Michelle Gee (speaking), Kate Bickert
Kate Bickert (speaking). Photo by Ricardo Leon
Morning Star Gali

Stand by Your Art: Circle of Engagement

Jihan McDonald and Amutabi Haine
Andrew Winn, Future IDs artist participant
Darlene Frontuto, Future IDs artist participant
Dominique Bell, Future IDs project collaborator
Dr. Luis Garcia, Future IDs core project collaborator
Emiliano Lopez, Future IDs artist participant
Lumumba Edwards, Future IDs artist participant
J Antonio Morales, Future IDs artist participant
Jarred Williams, Future IDs artist participant
Jennifer Leahy, Future IDs artist participant
JD Melendez, Future IDs artist participant
Jonte Campbell, Jonte Campbell
Kirn Kim, Future IDs core project collaborator
Lily Gonzalez, Future IDs artist participant
Sabrina Reid, Future IDs core project collaborator
Felix Miranda, Future IDs artist participant
Photo by Ricardo Leon
Photo by Ricardo Leon
Jonté Campbell standing with his Future ID
Jarred Williams standing with his Future ID
Arnoldo Trevino standing with his Future ID
Sabrina Reid standing with her Future ID
Kirn Kim standing with his Future ID
Cirese LaBerge-Bader and Gregory Sale standing with her Future ID
Cirese LaBerge-Bader and Gregory Sale
Candice Price standing with her Future ID
Gregory Sale and Candice Price
J Antonio Morales standing with his Future ID
Jennifer Leahy standing with her Future ID
Dr. Luis Garcia standing with his Future ID
Lumumba Edwards standing with his Future ID
Felix Miranda standing with his Future ID
Felix Miranda with his prison ID and his Future ID (photographer unknown)
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Emiliano Lopez standing with his Future ID
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Emiliano Lopez and Gregory Sale (photographer unknown)
Adrielle Pittman standing with her Future ID
Rene Hernandez's family standing with his Future ID. Photo by Ben Leon

Reintegration and the Arts

Gregory Sale
Adnan Khan, FirstWatch, Re:Store Justice
Terri Lynn Scater, Actors' Gang Prison Project
Carol Newborg, San Quentin Prison Arts Project
Angela Wilson, Medea Project
Steve Emrick, San Quentin Prison Community Resource Manager
Dr. Luis Garcia, Weingart Center. Photo by Ricardo Leon
Rosemary Ndoh, Avenal State Prison Warden. Photo by Ricardo Leon
Ernest Kirkwood, Future IDs Art and Justice Intern

Actors’ Gang Prison Project

Photo by Ben Leon

Additional images from the day

Photo by Ricardo Leon
Photo by Ricardo Leon
Photo by Ricardo Leon
Photo by Ricardo Leon
Photo by Ricardo Leon
Photo by Ricardo Leon
Photo by Ricardo Leon
Photo by Ricardo Leon
Photo by Ricardo Leon
Photo by Ricardo Leon
Photo by Ricardo Leon
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Eloy Martinez and Gregory Sale (photographer unknown)
Eloy Martinez and Gregory Sale (photographer unknown)
Eloy Martinez and Gregory Sale (photographer unknown)
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Eloy Martinez and Gregory Sale (photographer unknown)