Past Events

The Pencil is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists

October 10, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Event of Note: The Pencil Is a Key is an exhibition of historical and contemporary drawings by incarcerated people from all over the globe.

From the Inside Out: The Power of Language to Incarcerate

September 21, 2019

Event of Note: Save the date for The Confined Arts’s 1st annual Justice Conference

Break Out: A 2019 PEN America Prison Writing Awards Celebration

September 18, 2019

Event of Note: Celebrate the release of the 2019 PEN America Prison Writing Awards Anthology.

Volunteer Orientation and Recruitment for the Justice-in-Education Initiative

September 14, 2019

You are invited to learn more about the Justice-in-Education Initiative’s educational programs.

La Paloma Prisoner

September 14, 2019

Event of Note: Celebrate the launch of a series of events leading to the world premiere production of LA PALOMA PRISONER!

The Enduring Legacy of Attica

September 10, 2019

Event of note: Join for a conversation with Heather Ann Thompson, author of the Pulitzer-prize winning Blood in the Water, about the 1971 uprising and its lasting impact.

Beyond Rosies: A Call-to-Action

July 30, 2019

Event of Note: You are invited to share your ideas about reimagining our justice system for women.

Rotten Evidence: Reading and Writing in Prison

July 25, 2019

Event of Note: A discussion exploring questions of reading and prison with Ahmed Naji.

“Should Prisoners Have the Right to Vote?”

July 18, 2019

Event of Note: Join for a night of lively debate and discussion on criminal justice reform and prisoner voting rights.

After Rikers: Course Change for People with Serious Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorders, and Other Disabilities

June 25, 2019

Event of Note: Panelists will discuss mechanisms and programs to prevent, divert and re-direct people with serious mental illness, substance use disorders and other...