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dateMarch 12, 2016 timeSaturday, 12:00pm–5:00pm EST locationSt. Francis College

This edition of The Confined Arts will be a symposium consisting of an art exhibition, poetry, a panel discussion, a promotional screening, and more. Opportunities and Change will be collaborating with the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement to highlight the humanity of the people held in solitary confinement inside of our nation’s prisons. Additionally, we hope to raise awareness about the inhumane conditions and the use of solitary confinement to educate attendees.

Date: Saturday March 12, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

St. Francis College

180 Remsen St,

Brooklyn, NY 11201


Discussion moderated by:

  • Roy Waterman, Director of Program for Drive Change

Speakers include:

  • Jennifer J. Parish, Director of Criminal Justice Advocacy at the Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project
  • Leigh-Anne Francis, Assistant Professor with a dual appointment in the departments of African and African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies at The College of New Jersey
  • Ricky Jones, WHCR.90.3 FM host of “Unlocked," Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from Long Island University and Master’s degree in Theology from New York Theological Seminary
  • Tiheba Bain, Solitary Survivor, Visionary for Educational and Social Reform, Associates Degree in Liberal Arts
  • ​Nate Williams, Conscious Musician, Spoken Word Artist

Call in from Artist on The Inside

  • Kenneth Reams, Visual Artist, Poet, Founder of Who Decides Inc.
  • Spoon Jackson. Poet, Activist


  • Isaac Scott, Center for Justice at Columbia University, Co-Founder Opportunities and Change
  • Johnny Perez, Media Committee Co- Chairman, Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement. 2015 Opportunity Agenda Fellow, SFC Student
  • Sara Rzeszutek Haviland/ Emily Horowitz/Eric Platt (Co-Directors, Hudson Link Post-Prison College Program at St. Francis College


  • Opportunities and Change
  • Campaign for Alternative to Isolated Confinement
  • Justice in Education Initiative, Columbia University
  • Pop Culture
  • New York UniversityPrisoners Rights and Education Project
  • Women’s Poetry Initiative @ St. Francis