THE PRISON ABOLITION INITIATIVE (PAI) ALIGNS THE FAR REACH OF TODAY'S ARTISTS WITH THE URGENCY AND SCALE OF AMERICA'S MASS INCARCERATION EPIDEMIC. THE INITIATIVE EXAMINES THE FUNDAMENTAL INEQUITY OF CASH BAIL, RACIAL DISPARITIES, AND LACK OF REENTRY SERVICES, AS WELL AS STRATEGIZING WAYS THAT ARTISTS AND OTHERS CAN BETTER " DISTURB THE PEACE."
Michael J. Moore
Founder | Director
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“All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up. Artists are here to disturb the peace.”
- James Baldwin, The Harlem Ghetto
A series set to expose the inhumanity of mass incarceration through intimate portraiture pieces of artists and activists behind bars
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