Reception and Documentary Screening: Sequoya Library
May
21
10:00am10:00am

Reception and Documentary Screening: Sequoya Library

Please join us for a reception at Sequoya Library. Oakhill Prison Humanities Project volunteer instructors will introduce the program and exhibition. We will also screen a short documentary by local filmmaker Marc Kornblatt chronicling the creation of the exhibition; this film will provide further insight into the works on display and the men that made them.

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Reception and Documentary Screening: Oregon Public Library
May
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Reception and Documentary Screening: Oregon Public Library

Please join us for a reception at the Oregon Public Library. Oakhill Prison Humanities Project volunteer instructors will introduce the program and exhibition. We will also screen a short documentary by local filmmaker Marc Kornblatt chronicling the creation of the exhibition; this film will provide further insight into the works on display and the men that made them.

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Reception and Documentary Screening: Pinney Library
Apr
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Reception and Documentary Screening: Pinney Library

Please join us for a reception at Pinney Library. Oakhill Prison Humanities Project volunteer instructors will introduce the program and exhibition. We will also screen a short documentary by local filmmaker Marc Kornblatt chronicling the creation of the exhibition; this film will provide further insight into the works on display and the men that made them.

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Reception and Documentary Screening: Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
Apr
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Reception and Documentary Screening: Rosemary Garfoot Public Library

Please join us for a reception at the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library. Oakhill Prison Humanities Project volunteer instructors will introduce the program and exhibition. We will also screen a short documentary by local filmmaker Marc Kornblatt chronicling the creation of the exhibition; this film will provide further insight into the works on display and the men that made them.

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Mar
30
3:30pm 3:30pm

Open Hours

THE BUBBLER
Madison Public Library - Central Branch
201 W Mifflin St

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Come visit the exhibition and speak with one of our volunteer instructors! During this time, someone will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about Artists in Absentia, the Oakhill Prison Humanities Project, volunteer opportunities, and donations.

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Write a Letter to a Prisoner
Mar
26
12:00pm12:00pm

Write a Letter to a Prisoner

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Madison Public Library - Central Branch
201 W Mifflin St

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Write a Letter to a Prisoner is a simple prompt. Profiles of current inmates from across the nation, paper, pens, stamps, and envelopes are provided and the community is asked to take thirty minutes to write a letter. The goal is to create an event where a positive exchange between a free person and an inmates occurs. The one-on-one correspondence allows for individuals to feel humanized and heard, with intentional and direct communication. Opening the lines of dialog between the two groups, free and not free, can be a life-changing experience. 

http://prisonletterproject.com/
http://benjamintoddwills.com/section/429402-Write-a-Letter-to-a-Prisoner.html

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Mar
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

Open Hours

THE BUBBLER
Madison Public Library - Central Branch
201 W Mifflin St

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Come visit the exhibition and speak with one of our volunteer instructors! During this time, someone will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about Artists in Absentia, the Oakhill Prison Humanities Project, volunteer opportunities, and donations.

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Mar
20
1:30pm 1:30pm

Book to Art Club - Just Mercy

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Madison Public Library - Central Branch
201 W Mifflin St

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Explore literature in a hands-on, creative way with the Book to Art Club. Read the book and come make a creative project based on the book's themes. All are welcome -- no experience in art making necessary. Supplies provided. 


This month we will be creating art inspired by Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. UW-Madison’'s 2015 Go Big Read is a nonfiction account of attorney Bryan Stevenson'’s efforts to free Walter McMillan, a man on death row for a murder he didn'’t commit. Stevenson details the legal journey to McMillan’'s release as well as those of others he'’’s helped in his thirty-year career.

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Mar
19
12:00pm12:00pm

Drama for Social Justice Workshop

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Madison Public Library - Central Branch
201 W Mifflin St

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"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women, merely players." With this famous Shakespearean quote in mind, we invite you to join us for this energetic and exciting Drama for Social Justice workshop Saturday afternoon! Geared towards participants of all ages, this workshop aims to provide an insight into the ways in which drama can enhance communication, break down barriers, and create scenarios in which its participants can rehearse and enact change. No prior experience necessary!

Workshop Facilitator: Claire Mason, Volunteer Instructor for Oakhill Drama & Performance Class

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Mar
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Open Hours

THE BUBBLER
Madison Public Library - Central Branch
201 W Mifflin St

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Come visit the exhibition and speak with one of our volunteer instructors! During this time, someone will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about Artists in Absentia, the Oakhill Prison Humanities Project, volunteer opportunities, and donations.

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Partner Event: MOSES — Community Conversation on Preschool to Prison Pipeline
Mar
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Partner Event: MOSES — Community Conversation on Preschool to Prison Pipeline

Madison Public Library - Central Branch
201 W Mifflin St

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Join MOSES Madison and the CommNS for a panel discussion and conversation facilitated by Kristin Forge, Child Care Specialist at Center for Families. Panel Members include: Pam Oliver, UW- Madison, Professor of Sociology. Donna Hart-Tervalon, Contributing author of Courageous Conversations and retired Consultant for the Department of Public Instruction. Caliph Mauab'El, Co-Founder of Breaking Barriers Mentoring/Executive Coordinator of Voices Beyond Bars and formerly incarcerated individual. Deb Anderson, Current MMSC teacher at the Metro Madison School. Join us afterwards for a question and answer session about how to identify the preschool to prison pipeline in your community and what you can do!

mosesmadison.org

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Mar
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

America is Hard to See: A Drawing Workshop

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Madison Public Library - Central Branch
201 W Mifflin St

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Artists and non-artists! Writers and non-writers! We want you. In this workshop, we'll respond to a prompt that the artists at Oakhill Correctional Institution also used to inspire their work: the observation from the poet Robert Frost that “America is hard to see.” What about it is hard to see? What do we picture in our mind’s eye when we think of America? Using colored pencils, oil pastels, and ink, we'll play around with several prompts that help us envision parts of America that we haven’t pictured before. We hope to share your responses and creations with artist-inmates at Oakhill after the workshop. Participants will have the option to send their creations to an artist-inmate at Oakhill Correctional Institution at the end of the workshop. All ages and levels of experience welcome.

Workshop Facilitators: Elizabeth Scheer and Spring Greeney, Volunteer Instructors for Oakhill Visual Art Class

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Mar
8
5:00pm 5:00pm

Open Hours

THE BUBBLER
Madison Public Library - Central Branch
201 W Mifflin St

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Come visit the exhibition and speak with one of our volunteer instructors! During this time, someone will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about Artists in Absentia, the Oakhill Prison Humanities Project, volunteer opportunities, and donations.

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Opening Reception, Documentary Preview Screening & Auction
Mar
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Opening Reception, Documentary Preview Screening & Auction

THE BUBBLER
Madison Public Library - Central Branch
201 W Mifflin St

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Please join us for the Artists in Absentia opening reception at the Madison Public Library (Central Branch). Oakhill Prison Humanities Project volunteer instructors will introduce the program and exhibition. At 7 p.m. local filmmaker Marc Kornblatt will screen a special preview of his new documentary chronicling the creation of the exhibition; this film will provide further insight into the works on display and the men that made them. A silent auction of art and text pieces will be held throughout the evening. All proceeds will go to the Shabazz High School Art Department. Light refreshments will be provided.

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