Intervening in Mass Incarceration: From Narrative to Action

3:00 pm on Tuesday, December 10, 2019
5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 10, 2019
The Institute of Contemporary Art 25 Harbor Shore Drive Boston, MA 02210

A Father’s Lullaby is a multi-platform, co-creative project that highlights the role of men in raising children and their absence due to racial disparities in the criminal justice system in the United States and its direct impact on children, women and lower income communities.

This multi-year and reserch project is centered on marginalized voices of absent fathers while inviting all men to participate by singing lullabies and sharing memories of childhood. A Father’s Lullaby is a “Poetic Cyber Movement for Social Justice,” where art and technology mobilizes a plethora of voices while utilizing public places and virtual spaces to ignite a more inclusive dialogue to effect social change.

Explored through the space of love and intimacy, the project is being developed with community members as creative collaborators.

Opening remarks: Kevin Sibley, Director of the Boston Office of Returning Citizens

With remarks from: Mnseesha Gellman, Director of Emerson Prison Initiative and Associate Professor of Political Science, Kevin Lockhart, Federal Probation Office, Boston, Danielle Rousseau, PhD LMHC, Assistant Professor in criminology at Boston University, background in clinical forensic psychology, Jeff Smith, Supervising U.S. Probation Officer, District of Massachusetts, Nurturing Fathers program facilitator