Roses That Grew From Concrete: An Art Exhibition Of Growth

(EDUCATE DON’T INCARCERATE) February 3, 2017 — Educate Don’t Incarcerate in collaboration with the Center for Justice at Columbia University and New York University Silver School of Social Work is hosting an art exhibition “Roses That Grew From Concrete” in support of Artistic Noise..This exhibition will also include artwork from Columbia University’s Justice in Education students involved in the Just Arts & Media Lab. The Just Arts & Media Lab brings together youth who are passionate about exploring social justice narratives from their own lives and communities to create stories that inspire others to make change. The youth involved learn digital media tools, college prep and workforce readiness skills, and work as a team to produce creative projects.

As part of this project Educate Don’t Incarcerate will be making a 45-60 minute documentary highlighting the juvenile justice system and how art has become a means of intervention. This documentary will explore the effects of the juvenile justice system while understanding the intersection of art and art therapy as an opportunity for individuality, expression, and an alternative to incarceration. Topics will include the history of the juvenile justice system and its current status, the lack of educational artistic opportunities and resources in undeserved communities, access to art programming prior to prison and the school to prison pipeline.

“Roses That Grew From Concrete”

Hosted by Terrance Coffie

Fri, February 3, 2017

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

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New York University, School of Social Work

1 Washington Square N

New York, NY, New York 10003

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