RAPP & Raise the Age (with Saigon and Messiah!) “What’s Age Got to Do with It? Incarcerating Children and the Elderly”
Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Representatives of the Correctional Association’s “Raise the Age” and “Release of Aging People in Prison” campaigns engage in a dynamic dialogue with each other and the audience about how we are addressing these problems—and how we can make change, as well as art that supports that change. The event concludes with special performances by Saigon from the TV show Love & Hip Hop and by spoken word artist Messiah, who also works with youth on Rikers Island.
Tanesha Ingram, Youth and Community Coordinator of CA’s Juvenile Justice Project, moderates the afternoon’s conversation with participants including Mujahid Farid, Soros Fellow at the “Release of Aging People in Prison” project; spoken word artist Messiah; advocate Gloria Rubero; actor and rapper Saigon; and Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco, Director of CA’s Juvenile Justice Project.
Part of the series “States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color,” presented by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art in partnership with the Correctional Association of New York.
Free with Museum admission ($10).