Please continue to check our website and social media channels for Prison Renaissance live events in 2018.


The Launch: Care Not Cages

You are invited to a zine and video launch of a poetry, art, and video project on mental health by artists inside California jails and prisons. Artists will call in from inside and discuss the power of healing art practice and perform their pieces. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Doors open at 1pm. Program from 1:30-4:30pm.

Impact Justice Loft, 2633 Telegraph Ave., Suite 315, Oakland, CA 94612

Please RSVP since we have limited space.


Speaking Events

Our university chapters are organizing several live events where incarcerated artists and poets will give talks about social justice and perform their poetry. These events will serve as models for how to include incarcerated artists and activists in discussions about incarceration. Please check back for dates and locations.

“Poltergeist” Sound Installations

In collaboration with local art group Southern Exposure, Prison Renaissance is organizing a sound installation in San Francisco. Listeners will move through an artistic space where recordings of incarcerated people will narrate stories that center the humanity of incarcerated people. The installation will culminate with live phone calls between incarcerated people and audience members. Please check back for dates and locations.