OPAC Update, July 2021
Writers in Residence is hiring!
IMPRINTS virtual gallery from Clarity Ohio
Onto Life's Pages - posters from Ohio Prison Arts Connection - Friday August 13
Truth and Reconcilation Visual Art Exhibition at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - July 16-Oct 31
Time Saved Vs Time Served Virtual Art Exhibit
Watch MUSIC BREAKS BARRIERS - Radio OPAC June 2021 - June 23 noon EST or any time after
Watch UNLOCKED: THE POWER OF THE ARTS IN PRISON (a short film by New York's Rehabilitation through the Arts)
Read the work of incarcerated young people in Montana, thanks to the Free Verse Project.
Listen to BRIDGES OF LOVE on Spotify.
Radio OPAC May 2021 - Stories are Medicine
Watch this panel on Arts and Reentry from Central Ohio's Reentry Week
Read our April OPAC Update.
Learn about Chicago's Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project
Art Moves You: Radio OPAC, April 2021
Register here! April 17, 1pm EST - ID 13 Prison Literacy Project virtual poetry reading.
Buy posters from People's Paper Co-Op to support mothers and caregivers coming home for Mother's Day.
Watch FROM NUMBER TO NAME, a brand-new play featuring experiences of API community members impacted by the justice system.
Watch Radio OPAC with Duarte Brown.
Follow updates about our poster commission project!
Register for Wexner Center's conversation "How do we get well? On public health and safety"
Watch this video about Kristina Wong's collaboration with East West Players to tell the story of API community members impacted by the justice system.
Watch this video about the Bridges of Love project from We Amplify Voices.
Read our March newsletter.
Read "We Own Our Words," a zine of art and writing from inside Washington Corrections Center for Women
Watch our Radio OPAC conversation with Heidi Arnold on her book BELLYFUL OF STONES, a compilation of her and her students' writing.
Read "Finding their Voices," an article about student-poets with the Writers in Residence cohort at Medina County Juvenile Detention Center.
Read "Through Cultures of Constraint and Care: The Relentless Art of Aimee Wissman" in Smithsonian's FOLKLIFE Magazine
FREE Registration for storytelling event from Healing Broken Circles - March 31, 7pm
Visit Michigan's Prison Creative Arts Project exhibition events.
Learn about Fringe Coffee House in Cincinnati.
Workshop on legal principles for artists from Ohio Arts Council.
Watch this conversation with Jody Kerchner and Jerome Thompson about singing in prison.
Listen to Radio OPAC with We Amplify Voices - and hear the song LIVING PROOF
Learn about Story Chain with Jonathan Platt and Mary Evans in conversation with Radio OPAC's Catherine Roma
Register to see NORTH COUNTRY BOUND, a play composed from interviews with corrections officers in New York.
Donate or contribute to support OPAC Creative Care Packages.
Learn about ID-13 Prison Literacy Project.
Read about the landmark 1957 production of WAITING FOR GODOT at San Quentin.
Read "The Breathtaking Ingenuity of Incarcerated Artists" by Leslie Jamison in THE ATLANTIC
Learn about Harmony Project.
Learn about LA County's Art for Healing and Justice Network here!
Register for Justice Arts Coalition's March 10 workshop on facilitating arts programs in carceral settings.
Watch our Radio OPAC interview with Ohio's Poet Laureate, Kari Gunter-Seymour.
Find out how you can support OPAC's Creative Care Packages.
Read about Writers in Residence, a writing program for incarcerated young people in northeast Ohio
Find the book PRISON THEATRE AND THE GLOBAL CRISIS OF INCARCERATION here.
Watch our Radio OPAC interview with Eric Gardenhire, Charlsie Banks, and Pam Braddy - noon EST Feb 24 or any time after!
Resources on person-first language from the Osborne Association
Read our February newsletter.
Read Speedo Green's memoir, SING FOR YOUR LIFE by Daniel Bergner
Learn about - and apply for - the Pulitzer Center's grant opportunity to engage in conversations around racial justice and other pressing issues.
Get tickets to stream Heartbeat Opera's BREATHING FREE, Feb 20-27!
Learn more about Radio OPAC
Learn about MyMusicEd, Deron Bell's innovative tools for music education that can be used even in places with few resources.
Find the book HOW MOMMY FOUND HER WAY BACK HOME by Annette Dominguez, Candace Paulucci, and Sheila Luther
Women artists who have been impacted by incarceration - here's a call for artwork!
Michael Powell (@blakk_sun) on singing, making art, and staying humble
Attend a performance by No Joke Theater, featuring performances of work written by incarcerated artists!
Watch Radio OPAC - 35 stories at the intersection of art and the justice system!
Learn about Wave Pool, our collaborators for last weekend's artist professional development workshops
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