Event: Art and Social Justice on Death Row

September 16, 2015
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Art and Social Justice on Death Row
A Panel Discussion

Saturday, September 19, 4 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition
Life After Death and Elsewhere
a collection of memorials made by death row inmates
organized by Robin Paris and Tom Williams

291 Church Street New York, NY 10013 212.431.5270


Five individuals who are deeply involved with prisoners
on death row will discuss their work and possible reforms
to the prison system.

Lisa Guenther
Ndume Olatushani
Robin Paris
Cathleen Price
Tom Williams

Ndume Olatushani will speak about his experience living as a death row inmate for 19 years; Lisa Guenther, who has worked with these same death row inmates through a prison philosophy program, will explain her research on the death penalty and solitary confinement; Cathleen Price will share stories of her work with the Equal Justice Initiative, which provides legal representation to those who have been denied fair treatment in the legal system; and the exhibition organizers, Robin Paris and Tom Williams, who have been working for years with inmates in Unit 2 at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison in Nashville, Tennessee, will talk about organizing this exhibition.

Join their conversation about why they do the work they do and what changes they think are necessary in the United States prison system.