A new dance performance explores how mass incarceration impacts families
On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from women whose loved ones have been incarcerated. One in four women and nearly one in two Black women has a family member in prison. Seven million children have had an incarcerated parent.The US has a quarter of the world's prisoners, but only five percent of the world's population.
The Wait Room, a new aerial dance performance from Flyaway Productions, explores the damaging impacts of having a loved one behind bars. How does incarceration impact families?
Jo Kreiter, choreographer and artistic director of Flyaway Productions, and fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Jasmine Brown, events coordinator and education facilitator for the Black Female Project and Essie Justice Group
Anita Wills, writer, lecturer, activist, radio show host, and advocate with Essie Justice Group
Vogue: A Matter of Justice
Prison Policy Institute: Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2019