Student Activities Office Community Art and Service Program is pleased to present guest lectures Mark Strandquist and Courtney Bowels from People's Paper Co-Op. November 30, 2017, 6:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium.
People’s Paper Co-op (PPC) is an ongoing initiative by the Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia that connects formerly incarcerated individuals together with artists, civil rights lawyers, and many others to run a multitude of programs and initiatives.
Through a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary process, the PPC and an incredible array of city-wide partners, work with individuals directly impacted by the criminal justice system to develop the tools, skills, and networks to advocate for themselves, their families, and residents across the city.
Thinking about the City of Baltimore and the relationship between its people and local law enforcement, CAS is interested in developing a space that brings together individuals from across the city who work to dismantle systems of oppression and narratives that feed into mass incarceration. Asking how do artists, activists, and community members collaborate to identify creative solutions and sustainable change?
Following Guest Lecture on Friday, December 1, 6:00PM — 8:00PM
We would love to invite you to join People's Paper Co-Op and Community Art and Service for Community Workshop. This event is open to the public (Limited Seating of 120) Dinner to be provided along with conversation topics presented by a panel, guest, and resource sharing space. RSVP
About People's Paper Co-Op
Peoples Paper Co-Op is run by Mark Strandquist and Courtney Bowles, who have spent years using art as a vehicle for connecting diverse communities to amplify, celebrate, and power social justice movements. At the core of their practice is the belief that those most impacted by the criminal justice system are the expert's society needs to listen to, and that by connecting those directly affected with a multitude of community experts and political stakeholders, change can be created on personal and systemic levels.