Stand by Your Art

“So much of your life is identified by the card you carry; your license, your certifications, your business card. For those who are systems impacted, your life for a long time was identified by your prison ID. So, rather than ask, what do you want your life to have been? We ask people to project into the future, what would you like your life to be?”                                                                                                                                                                                      KIRN KIM, Future IDs Core Project Collaborator

LAVELL BAYLOR, Future IDs Artist Participant

“Having formed many personal relationships in the community through my work, I have a deep understanding of stigma and finding one’s voice in society, always mindful of my philosophy that there are certain truths born out of one’s suffering that can be transformed to make a difference in the lives of others.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DR. LUIS GARCIA, Future IDs Core Project Collaborator

Family of RENE HERNANDEZ, Future IDs Artist Participant

AARON MERCADO, Future IDs Artist Participant

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks are no longer here, so it’s up to me and it’s up to the people to continue to walk in their footsteps, to create a better path and to make a change. And I feel like in order for there to be a change in the community, you have to change first, and this is me changing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CANDICE PRICE, Future IDs Artist Participant

J ANTONIO MORALES, Future IDs Artist Participant

                                        “Until I acknowledged my prisoner ID and pulled it up, I didn’t realize how much it was still controlling me.”                                                  JENNIFER LEAHY, Future IDs Artist Participant

JONTE CAMPBELL, Future IDs Artist Participants

“I consider myself someone that repurposes prisons and jails. It’s just that sometimes those are currently occupied, so we have to close them.”                                                                                                                                                            JARRED WILLIAMS, Future IDs Artist Participant