Event of Note:
La Lucha Arts and Poetic Theater Productions invite you to the La Paloma Prisoner Project Kickoff. Their year-long programming is geared toward amplifying the community of activists and artists who are raising awareness and inciting action toward decarceration.
At this event, Brigitte Harris will be honored with the Impacted Women Ambassador Award for the La Paloma Prisoner Project.
The evening will also feature:
—Colombian food & music
—Reading of an excerpt from La Paloma Prisoner
—Highlights from the work of our extraordinary community partners*
About the La Paloma Prisoner Project:
La Paloma Prisoner is a theatre project by Raquel Almaƶán about the reclamation of identity by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in the prison system. Developed from her longstanding work with incarcerated and impacted communities, the play will have its world premiere at Next Door @ New York Theatre Workshop in spring 2020, alongside a series of initiatives aimed at raising awareness and inciting action towards the end of global mass incarceration. The project includes programs designed to uplift the voices and narratives of current and formerly incarcerated women-identified folx of color through workshops in prisons, conversation circles, a mini symposium, and panel discussions leading up to the production’s scheduled run at NYTW in April.
Event is free but advance registration is required. Space is limited. RSVP here.