2018 GIA Conference
Race, Space, and Place
Oakland, CA  |  October 21–24

Arts Interventions for Social Justice

Tuesday, October 23, 10:00am – 11:30am

Oakland Center: Montclair (1000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607)

Organized by Shelly Gilbride, programs officer, California Arts Council; and Ayanna Kiburi, deputy director, California Arts Council.

Moderated by Stephanie Anderson, program officer, Arts In Correction, California Arts Council and Shelly Gillbride, programs officer, California Arts Council. Presented by Kaile Shilling, executive director, Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network; Alma Robinson, executive director, California Lawyers for the Arts; Idris Ackamoor, executive director, Cultural Odyssey; and Rhodessa Jones, co-artistic director, Cultural Odyssey

How can the arts disrupt the cycle of violence and heal the trauma of those incarcerated? From grassroots community arts projects to cross-sector collaborations, this session will explore how funders can support positive change for incarcerated individuals. Presenters will include representatives from California organizations that work with system-engaged youth, formerly incarcerated adults, and individuals serving time in California state prisons and county jails. The panelists will discuss their efforts and successes in utilizing the arts to establish positive outcomes as well as address the ways in which their organizations have leveraged funds and support for their work in partnership with government agencies and private funders. The panel will also provide an opportunity for session participants to identify intersection points for collaboration and inspiration for projects that build community resilience.