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February 2018

Solitary Confinement: Arts, Rights, and Resistance

When: Friday, February 16 2018 @ 12:00 PM - - 01:15PM
Where: Hugh Gillis Hall 219
1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192
Description: Professors Oona Hatton (Communications Studies) and Edith Kinney (Justice Studies) invite you to an upcoming lecture and discussion event exploring solitary confinement in California's Pelican Bay prison. The event features Jack L. Morris, who survived decades in Pelican Bay's "Secured Housing Unit" (SHU) before his recent parole​,​ along with Shelia Pinkel, an artist, advocate, and Professor Emerita in Pomona College's Art and Art History Department. See her artistic work on mass incarceration here Mr. Morris will be speaking about his experiences in long-term solitary confinement and his work as an artist, and our speakers will explore the role of art as a mode of survival, resistance, and a way to illustrate the rights violations of incarceration and solitary. (Check out his artwork here​; Sheila Pinke​l's work on incarceration is available here:

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