Audience:Open to the Public
Nearly seven million people last year spent time in the United States prison system. However, current incarceration policies and the treatment of prisoners are seldom discussed.
In conjunction with the current Bernstein Gallery exhibit titled, “Prison Voices: Art for Survival and Social Change,” the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will host a public panel discussion titled, “America Imprisoned,” at 4:30pm on Monday, March 24, 2014, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
The panel will feature Bruce Western, director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, faculty chair of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and author of “Punishment and Inequality in America” (Russell Sage Foundation, 2007); Bonnie Kerness, director of the American Friends Service Committee’s Prison Watch Project; and Stanley N. Katz, lecturer with the rank of professor of public and international affairs and director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School.
A public reception and book sale/signing of Western’s book will immediately follow the discussion in the Bernstein Gallery.
The Bernstein exhibit displays collages by Ojore Lutalo and drawings by Judith Vazquez – both of whom have spent time incarcerated and use art as a means of expression.