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Incarceration Nation, opening October 28, Cornerstone I.D.E.A. Space
The United States currently incarcerates 2.2 million people – a number that has increased fivefold in the past thirty years – yet the prison experience remains invisible to the majority of the population. Featuring works by artists who are activists, commentators, and former inmates, Incarceration Nation examines various aspects of the prison system in the United States.
Featured artists: Maria Gaspar, Michelle Handelman, Jesse Krimes (whose piece, "apokaluptein" is pictured here at left), Richard Ross, the Photographs from Solitary project, and Emily Waters. The exhibition and related programs are sponsored by The Social Issues and Historical Context Initiative of the Colorado College, the Colorado College History Department, and the Cultural Attractions Fund.
Incarceration Nation - Upcoming Events
Thursday, Oct. 27, 5:30-7p, Cornerstone Arts Center (Film Screening Room):
Screening of Michelle Handelman's video installation "Beware the Lily Law"
Friday, Oct. 28, 4:30-6p, Cornerstone Arts Center I.D.E.A. Space:
Incarceration Nation Opening Reception and panel-led discussion with the artists
Monday, Nov. 28, 11:15a, Kathryn Mohrman Theatre (Armstrong Hall)
First Monday presentation: Richard Ross, Juvenile Injustice
(this will be followed by a lunch open for students - limit 150)
5:30p, Coburn Gallery (Worner Student Center)
Reception and artist talk with Richard Ross
Tuesday, Dec. 6,6p, Cornerstone Arts Center (Film Screening Room):
Detention Center, a performance by Carolina Rubio MacWright
Did you miss any of our past "Social Issues in Historical Context" events? Read about them here! Upcoming events will be posted as they are planned.
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Two Summer Student Research Assistantships
Robert D. McJimsey Summer Research - to support the development of students' research interests and skills through apprenticeship
Social Issues and Historical Contexts Summer students Assistantships - to develop both student research skills and student advocacy of the role of historical investigation in the remediation of contemporary social crises such as mass incarceration.
Applications due on first day of Block 7, March 23
Contact History office coordinator, Joanna Popiel (719-389-6523), or Professor Jane Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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