Hirshhorn/AM: Unchained Media Collective
Hirshhorn/AM: Unchained Media Collective
WhenFriday, November 1, 2019, 9 – 10 AM
CategoriesLectures & Discussions
SponsorHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
VenueHirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Event Location1st Floor, Lobby

Join Halim Flowers and Kristin Adair—who are artists, creative collaborators, and co-founders of Unchained Media Collective—for a conversation and performance exploring the power of creativity and storytelling to disrupt and dismantle mass incarceration. Flowers brings his experience of being incarcerated for twenty-two years as a juvenile lifer after growing up in DC during the crack era, when the nation’s capital was the murder capital. He will share spoken word poetry and speak about how writing allowed him to transcend the prison walls, including starting his own publishing company, SATO Communications, and publishing eleven books while incarcerated. Adair, who is a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and trained lawyer, brings a lens of advocacy to her work using collaborative media- and art-making to impact criminal justice reform. Together, these two skilled and passionate storytellers are building innovative platforms to empower currently and formerly incarcerated artists to advocate for change and use their own creative work to build revenue streams through their social impact production company: Unchained Media Collective.

Dolcezza Coffee & Gelato will open at 8:45 am.

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