Our goal is to bring a Mass Story Lab to 20 U.S cities by 2018. We're on our way.
New Orleans, LA
Mass Story: New Orleans
1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
Families Rising In The Face of Incarceration
A staggering 2. 7 Million children have a parent in prison. The deep consequences of incarceration on our communities begin with the family, often having long-lasting effects on our children. The costs of a parent’s incarceration are emotional as much as they are economic, and can no longer be ignored. It’s time that we listen to their stories.
Mass Story: Indianapolis
Central Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library
40 East St Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN
What are the challenges of your re-entry? What is the role of families in successful re-entry? What is the role of community organizations? What are the unique needs of people coping with mental illness or substance addiction when they come home from prison? Community based organizations come together with family members and clergy to map the resources available and share stories about the intersectional challenges of re-entry and recovery.
University of Miami
Wesley Foundation Building 1210 Standford drive, coral Gables, Fl
The Krome Processing Center opened in 1980 to house the more than 100,000 migrants who arrived in the U.S from Haiti and Cuba. In this Mass Story Lab, we hear the stories of people detained Krome over the last 35 years and others impacted by incarceration in Florida. How does the experience of detention impact a sense of community and belonging in Miami? In the era of Trump, what can we all do to protect those seeking sanctuary in the U.S? Hosted in conjunction with, "States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue on Local Histories".
Sponsored by University of Miami Office of Civic and Community Engagement and Humanities Action Lab.
Our 2016 Labs
New York, NY
Mass Story: Rikers Island
Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, The New School
How do we close Rikers Island and build stronger communities? Hosted in partnership with JustleadershipUSA and Humanities Action Lab.
To learn more about the JustleadershipUSA's efforts to #CloseRikers visit www.closerikers.org
Featured Storytellers: Khalil Cumberbatch, Xena Grandichelli, Vidal Guzman, Darren Mack, Anna Pastoressa, Johnny Perez
Mass Story: The Texas incarceration maze
Goldsmith Hall, UT Austin
What are the intersections of mass incarceration and mass detention? Our Austin lab was a multi-lingual sharing of stories of people who have experienced Texas Incarceration Maze.
Partnership with Humanities Action Lab's "States of Incarceration" exhibit, Grassroots Leadership, and the Austin/Travis County Re-Entry Roundtable.
Featured Storytellers: Deivi Cruz, Lewis Conway, Sulma Franco, Karen Keith, and Sylvia Rodriguez Zuvieta, Reggie Smith
Learn more about States of Incarceration exhibit at www.statesofincarceration.org
Mass Story: Greensboro
International Civil Rights Center and Museum, UNC Greensboro
Students from UNCG are bringing Mass Story Lab to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum to promote empathy, healing, reform, and justice.