Voices from the Network
// Stories of Art and Liberation
Off the Record: Acts of Restorative Justice
Off the Record: Acts of Restorative Justice is a theatrical intervention that changes lives. James Scruggs will work with community participants who have a misdemeanor or nonviolent felony in their past to legally expunge or seal their criminal records, while telling their stories, onstage and off.
Building Beauty with Spy Boy Walter
Here in the Masking culture of New Orleans, our expression of freedom comes from sewing and building suits made of thousands of rhinestones, beads, and feathers. Tribal members sew large and small stories and designs year-round to create their expressions of freedom for Mardi Gras Day, St. Joseph’s Night, and Super Sunday.
Hoktiwe: The First Film in Ishakkoy
Jeffery U. Darensbourg, Southern Artists for Social change artist and tribal councilperson of the Atakapa-Ishak Nation, shares the short film he created in collaboration with cinematographer Fernando López. Featuring two poems by Darensbourg, it is the first film in the Ishakkoy language.