Sign up for a lunchtime conversation hosted by the HLS FiLM Society and The Bell Collective for Critical Race Theory on Friday, April 16th from 12:00-1:00 PM with organizers Adamu Chan, Nadege Green, and Lauren Williams at https://tinyurl.com/artandabolition.
The conversation will focus on the intersection of art and legal advocacy and how art is an integral tool to visualizing and advancing abolition. The discussion will draw upon the experiences of the three guest speakers who each utilize art and storytelling to organize for abolition within their respective communities.
Adamu Chan is a filmmaker, writer, and community organizer from the Bay Area who was incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison during one of the largest COVID-19 outbreaks in the country. He produced numerous short films while incarcerated, using his vantage point and experience as an incarcerated person as a lens to focus the viewer’s gaze on issues related to social justice. Nadege Green is the Director of Community Research and Storytelling at the Community Justice Project, a community lawyering organization in Miami, Florida. She uses narratives from the directly impacted to address housing inequities, climate justice, and other pressing issues in Miami-Dade County that disproportionately impact Black and Brown communities. Lauren Williams is an artist, organizer, researcher, and educator who works with visual and interactive media to understand, critique, and reimagine the ways social and economic systems distribute and exercise power.