2017 has proved to be our best and busiest year yet. In addition to classes at Dade Correctional Institution, Everglades CI, Homestead CI and Everglades ReEntry Center, we are organizing more workshops and events for our incarcerated students. We have also worked hard to increase its visibility and spread its message.
On June 19th and 20th, WLRN aired a two-part, 15-minute story by Wilson Sayre on the E4C students at Homestead CI and their University of Miami writing partners. Hear the story in their words atWLRN.org.
In March and April, View-Through, a unique collaboration with O, Miami and artist Julia Weist,significantly increased our online presence and was featured in more than a dozen media, including VICE Magazine, WLRN, and NPR’s Here & Now.
Connecting Sentences, an exhibition of student work at the Main Library in downtown Miami, will soon transition to an exhibit space at Florida Atlantic University. In addition, “Voices from the Inside,” a Tedx Talk delivered in Coconut Grove by E4C director Josh Stone in March of this year is now available on YouTube.
Our crowning achievement, however, was the graduate showcase at DCI on May 3rd. More than 70 outside community members attended, including judges, activists, donors and prominent community leaders. The event was featured in theMiami Heraldand on WLRN.
During the last few months, E4C has also presented on multiple University of Miami panels; moderated Slavery & Incarceration: Bridging the Past and the Present, a panel at the Center for Social Change;live-streamed an interview with the Miami Herald Editorial Page editor; and spoken on a panel for the Miami Mass Story Lab that co-hosted “States of Incarceration”, the first national traveling multimedia exhibition aimed at examining the history of mass incarceration in the United States.