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Fall 2021 Event Highlight: Visualizing Abolition with Cassils and rafa esparza

In this Visualizing Abolition event, held on November 16, 2021, two world renowned artists, Cassils and rafa esparza share their powerful collaboration focused on immigrant detention: In Plain Sight, 2020. In Plain Sight is an ongoing public initiative protests immigration detention centers and the US culture of incarceration.

Fall 2021 Event Highlight: Traction Art Talk with Delilah Montoya

On Tuesday, November 9th, celebrated Chicana photographer Delilah Montoya joined IAS for a Traction Art Talk moderated by graduate student researcher Madison Treece. Throughout the talk, Montoya shared images of her work and spoke in-depth about her evolving artistic practice, which has addressed the identity politics of being Chicanx, colonialism’s lasting violence, and the intersection of art and activism.

Fall 2021 Event Highlight: Visualizing Abolition with adrienne maree brown and Gilda Sheppard

As part of our Visualizing Abolition speaker series, writer adrienne maree brown and filmmaker Gilda Sheppard joined us on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 to discuss Sheppard's recent documentary Since I Been Down and strategies of personal empowerment through education practiced by incarcerated individuals discussed in the film, as well as in prisons around the United States.