Category Archives: Project News
Our Mailbox at Eastern State Penitentiary
Last September, I met Sean, the Director of Public Programming at Eastern State Penitentiary. We were both participating in a talk at the Philadelphia History Museum about art programs involving Prisons. After learning about Family Interrupted, Sean expressed interest in hosting one of our Mailboxes at Eastern State. We jumped at the opportunity, and this past week I collected a gigantic bag of responses from Eastern State. Many thanks to Sean and his team, who are looking forward to keeping our mailbox on site for the for see-able future, and in doing so helping further this conversation about the impact of incarceration on families with the greater public.
Community Day this Saturday
FAMILY INTERRUPTED COMMUNITY DAY SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2011 11:00-3:00 P.M. VILLAGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES 2544 GERMANTOWN AVE Please join us for a day of activities, dialogue, and information to explore Mural Arts’ latest multidisciplinary project, Family Interrupted! This project sparks a dialogue around the impact of incarceration on families and the community at large through the mural-making process. At the Community Day, you will be invited to share your ideas, learn more, and contribute to the project. Referrals and information about resources for those struggling with this issue will also be available. Sponsored by: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services, United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Thomas Skelton Harrison Foundation, Ford Foundation RSVP: Kristin Hankins, 215-685-0756, firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more: Robyn Buseman, Restorative Justice Program Director, 215-685-0756, email@example.com. City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center at the Thomas Eakins House | 1727-29 Mt. Vernon Street | Philadelphia, PA 19130 Email us | 215.685.0750
Daily News Article on Family Interrupted
Families of Imprisoned Hit the Wall Our recent kickoff event in City Hall was covered by Daily News reporter Christina Gallagher. Click the Above link for the article.