Please join us for a very special edition of The Artist's Voice: Titus Kaphar in Conversation with Mika'il DeVeaux, Tina Reynolds and Vesla Mae Weaver. Sandra Jackson-Dumont—Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art—will moderate our expert panel of scholars and on-the-ground criminal justice professionals in discussing The Jerome Project and three texts that served as integral source material for artist Titus Kaphar: Arresting Citizenship: The Democratic Consequences Of American Crime Control, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness and Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. This program will conclude with a question and answer segment and is free and open to the public.
Mika'il DeVeaux, co-founder of Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc., works to ensure that the rights of formerly incarcerated individuals are not compromised, and sponsors an annual awards ceremony honoring the important work of people formerly incarcerated. Tina Reynolds, adjunct professor at York College, is co-founder of W.O.R.T.H. (Women on the Rise Telling HerStory), an organization that looks to develop the leadership of women impacted by the criminal justice system. Vesla Mae Weaver is assistant professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Yale University and is the author of Arresting Citizenship: The Democratic Consequences Of American Crime Control, which explores the pitfalls of the criminal justice system and offers proposal for systemic reform and integration.