Portraits of Justice Opening with Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts

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Portraits of Justice Opening with Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts

October 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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The Portraits of Justice initiative culminates in October, starting with a kick-off performance from poet and Reimagining Reentry Fellow Reginald Dwayne Betts. Betts will perform his work from his new book, Felon, in front of a new mural from artists Jesse Krimes and Russell Craig, which engages the broader public in reimagining and reflecting on the criminal justice system. Felon is a series of redaction poems, taken from court documents.

Portraits of Justice has expanded our Guild apprenticeship program and launched a brand-new interdisciplinary fellowship for formerly incarcerated artists, led by Krimes and Craig. Their new collaborative mural will serve as a backdrop for participatory public art and performances from all five Reimagining Reentry Fellows: Reginald Dwayne BettsShontina VernonSue Ellen AllenMary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter, and Luis Suave Gonzales.

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Date:
October 5, 2018
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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Thomas Paine Plaza
1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA United States
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