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States of Incarceration at Skidmore College
September 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - September 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
A “National Dialogue of Local Stories,” States of Incarceration is the first national traveling exhibition and coordinated public dialogue to explore the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States. The New School’s Humanities Action Lab, with 20 college and university partners, connected 500 university students with those deeply affected by incarceration.
The exhibition and project comes to Skidmore College, where it hosted and co-curated by the Tang Teaching Museum, from September 2 to October 11. It is the culmination of two years of planning and discussion between the communities, is a national public reckoning with one of the most pressing issues facing our country. Skidmore College students, working with Professor Eric Morser focus on Mount McGregor prison, a former hotel and sanatorium in Wilton, NY, which was closed by state officials in 2014. Their emphasis has been on rehabilitation.
From September 14 to October 6, Skidmore College hosts a dozen activities that invite those connected to and interested in rethinking incarceration in the United States to join us in panel discussions, a poetry lab, and workshops, screenings and gallery talks.
Tang; Full information on the exhibition, https://tang.skidmore.edu/exhibitions/232-states-of-incarceration
MDOCS: Additional content on events and project, http://www.skidmore.edu/mdocs/events/2017-fall-statesofincarceration.php