Exhibit detail, The San Quentin Project at BAMPFA

Jody Lewen Moderates Colloquium on Narratives of Incarceration at BAMPFA

By Mount Tamalpais College | December 13, 2019

Executive Director Jody Lewen moderated Contextualizing The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison, a colloquium at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive that brought together leading UC Berkeley faculty from the fields of law, social welfare, and literature, along with artist Nigel Poor, to discuss the power of personal narrative and how narratives of incarceration have taken shape across disciplines.

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