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“Using Art to Disrupt the Criminal Justice System,” Mark Strandquist

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
12:00 AM
Institute for Humanities, Osterman Common Room, 202 S. Thayer, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Humanize the Numbers Lecture and Workshop Series

Mark Strandquist is an artist, activist, and educator who has spent years using art as a vehicle for connecting diverse communities to build empathy and support for social justice movements. At the core of his practice is the belief that those most impacted by a given issue are the experts society needs to listen. He works across disciplines connecting those directly impacted with a multitude of community experts to impact change on personal and policy levels. His projects include from working with incarcerated youth to train police officers, to connecting incarcerated men and women with thousands through interactive public art installation, to creating teams of lawyers, artists, and formerly incarcerated individuals to help facilitate free legal clinics that have cleared the records of thousands of individuals.