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Marking Time: Prisons in the Lives of Black Women

by Welcome to Harlem

March 21, 2020 7:30pm – 10:00pm

How have black women used art and performance to express the massive toll that prisons have had on their lives, families, and communities? The evening features performances, readings, and discussions by three formerly incarcerated women Mary Baxter, Asia Johnson, and Michelle Jones in conversation with Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood to celebrate the release of Fleetwood’s new book, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Baxter is a rapper, media artist, and activist based in Philadelphia. Johnson is an essayist, poet, and filmmaker from Detroit who is active in the movement to abolish bail. Jones is a writer, scholar, artists and national speaker on women and incarceration; she is completing her PhD in American Studies at NYU. Fleetwood is Professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University and a leading scholar on art, justice, and the fight to end mass incarceration. As part of Women’s History Month, we meditate on the impact of incarceration on the lives of black women and the creative strategies they use to resist the dehumanization, confinement, and stigma of policing and prisons.

Tickets: $15

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Harlem Stage Gatehouse 
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031 US

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