Groundswell at 20: Freedom is a Constant Struggle with Angela Davis
Join renowned author, activist, and scholar Angela Davis and a distinguished panel of Groundswell-affiliated artists and academics for a conversation about youth incarceration and making art inside the walls of Rikers Island.
This event celebrates Groundswell’s 20th anniversary with an in-depth look at its ongoing work creating public art on Rikers Island with New York City youth imprisoned there.
The program begins with a talk by Angela Davis exploring the topic, “Freedom is a Constant Struggle.” With Davis’s observations about racial inequality and injustice as a frame, the panel will look closely at Groundswell’s Rikers Island murals, the processes used to create them, and their implications for understanding justice and the institutions of incarceration.
Panelists: Angela Davis, Robyne Walker Murphy (Groundswell Executive Director), Michelle Fine (Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Center), Patrick Dougher (Groundswell Program Director), Crystal Bruno (Artist), Christopher Cardinale (Artist).
The program includes a special presentation to Groundswell Founder Amy Sananman. Groundswell is New York City’s leading community public art organization.
365 Fifth Avenue NY 10016 US
This event is made possible by generous donors to Groundswell, and is sponsored, in part, by The Public Science Project of the CUNY Graduate Center. BRIC Arts Media is promotional sponsor.