Events / See Justice Speaker Series

From Prison Cell to Policy Reform

Using Art to Connect People on Both Sides of the Bars

Past Event
Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016
12:30 PM — 1:30 PM
Vera Institute of Justice

Mark Strandquist a cultural organizer who uses art as a vehicle for communities to build empathy and support for social justice movements. His work, such as Windows from Prison, has been featured in the New York Times and other places, and his project also includes work with law enforcement. At the core of his practice is the belief that those most impacted by the criminal justice system (incarcerated individuals, their family members, and those in reentry) are the experts society needs to listen to, and that by connecting those directly affected with a multitude of community experts and political stakeholders, we can create change on personal and policy levels.