Social Justice / Prison Programs (46)

Wanda Sabir Interviews Dameion Brown

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May, 1, 2020 – As Sheltering in Place continues, Wanda Sabir interviews Dameion Brown. Slide show and website link: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/wandas-picks/2020/05/01/wandas-picks-radio-show In the first conversation Michael J. Satchell and his editor, Marvin X, share the story of Tariq, a great Moorish General. Satchell has published his screenplay to raise funds to make the movie. Then in our…

Inside Shakespeare for Social Justice

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For many of the incarcerated men, women, and youth who take Shakespeare classes with us, Shakespeare for Social Justice is an important lifeline, providing the gift of connection, creativity, and emotional growth. We are happy to share stories, quotes, memories and musings from the teaching artists and students of Shakespeare for Social Justice, creating a…

First Play at San Quentin

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  Thank you to Lt. Carlton of San Quentin State Prison for sharing this wonderful piece of history about the first play ever performed at San Quentin State Prison. First Play at SQ…

From the New York Times, 8/8/19

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Running to Put San Quentin Behind Him Markelle Taylor changed at San Quentin State Prison, where he became a marathoner. Now he is on the run of his life. Another former Shakespeare at San Quentin actor having a great life on the outside.…

Uncuffed – Podcasts from Solano Prison

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Uncuffed Eli Wirtschafter of KALW Radio works with men at Solano State Prison to create the podcast Uncuffed. Many of the men involved are also actors with Shakespeare at Solano Prison, a program of Marin Shakespeare Company. Check out Joey Pagaduan (Hamlet) on: Breaking The Norms Of Prison Culture To “Work With Feelings” Check out…