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“Modes of Freedom”

September 22, 2022, 6 pm7:30 pm.

Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6pm for the fifth offering of Modes of Freedom, an evening of storytelling and reflection, curated by Caitlyn Campbell & FreeStrata Projects

How do we use Art and different forms of making as a tool for justice in the face of
ever-unfolding injustices and inequalities?

Can we explicate our individual and collective experiences with layered carceral systems and structures of control, through creativity? Can a story be Art? Can Art be a story?

We look forward to exploring with you.

The evening is anchored in an immersive installation by artist Michael Conroy.
Campbell and Conroy will publicly discuss expanding patterns of gentrification across the New York landscape. This will be followed by a live poetry reading by a currently incarcerated artist, who will take us on an intimate journey through a lifetime spent behind bars: 21 of them in solitary confinement. Musician Angelo Cherry will then lead us a on creative passage of sound with his violin and keyboard. Cherry’s music sheds light on how different forms of storytelling can be powerful modes of freedom and justice.