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Justice Talks: A Conversation with Jo Kreiter and Partners
September 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join us for a conversation about the importance of restorative justice and the creative process as they contribute to alternatives to the prison system. We’ll also explore Ms. Kreiter’s process of integrating personal narratives and lived human experience into the choreography and presentation of Apparatus of Repair. We will hear from those who participated in a first ever, restorative circle with five men currently in Sing Sing Correctional Facility and a group of artists contributing to the project.
Participants: Jo Kreiter (Flyaway Productions), Sean Pica (Hudson Link for Higher Education), Hilberto Ramos (Hudson Link for Higher Education), Minerva Pascual (“Artivist”)
Hosts/Moderators: Abigail Lewis, Brent Glass (Sing Sing Prison Museum)
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Jo Kreiter is a nationally recognized choreographer and site artist with a background in political science. She makes large scale public art via apparatus-based dance. She engages physical innovation and the political conflicts we live within. Kreiter’s tools include community collaboration, a masterful use of place, an intersectional feminist lens and a body-based push against the constraints of gravity. Her work democratizes public space. Jo has spent 25 years building coalitions with women marginalized by race, class, gender and workplace inequities. Noted partners include Essie Justice Group, UC Hastings, Tenderloin Museum, Prison Renaissance, Au Co Vietnamese Cultural Center, and Tradeswomen, Inc. Her work has been supported by Guggenheim and Rauschenberg Fellowships, New England Foundation for the Arts, the and the National Endowment for the Arts.