A coalition of artists, students, and policy advocates in Richmond have put together an interactive music and art project in response to issues surrounding mass incarceration in our communities. From their website:
Performing Statistics, New Monuments is a city-wide collaborative project that connects incarcerated men, women, and teens with an incredible array of artists, musicians, community activists, and policy advocates. Working with the Legal Aid Justice Center, the project will generate media campaigns, photo-based public installations and performances to support juvenile justice reform across Virginia. Merging art, education, and community activism, the project works with individuals most affected by mass incarceration (incarcerated men and women, and teens in a sentencing diversion program) to develop the tools, skills, and networks to positively impact their lives and communities.
Here are some events to look forward to: