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Kennedy Center: Prisoners Speak, Will You Listen?
September 2, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
On Saturday, September 2, 7:30 PM at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, you will hear the prose and poetry of the most eloquent prisoners in America. Will you listen by attending this FREE multimedia show?
While the prisoner writers and poets cannot be there in person to speak their words, their writings will be read by elected officials and prominent justice advocates. At the same time, a prison video will be shown and live music performed of authentic prison sounds.
Please plan on attending to network, to be inspired and to show your support.
More About Our Kennedy Center Event
Whether you are seeking funds for your organization or general exposure, you need to be at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, on Saturday, Sept 2, 7:30 PM for our next FREE “From Prison to the Stage” presentation.
Our line-up of exhibitors and justice organizations is extensive, traveling to Washington from across America to participate.
There is still time for you to become one of our prison poetry readers and exhibitors. If you are affiliated with a justice or prisoner-support group, you are invited to participate. There is no cost. Whether your group is nonprofit or for profit, secular or religious, we want you to participate.
Our presentation “From Prison to the Stage” is a multimedia presentation that features the best prisoner-created poetry with live music and classic images of prisons featuring film excerpts of Elvis, Eddie Murphy, Cagney, Bogart, Richard Pryor and others who have portrayed prisoners.
Master of Ceremonies for the two-hour show is Michael Brown, well-known returning citizen and former Washington elected official.
There is no cost involved to participate or attend and your organization will receive credit in the printed program. You can also bring signage and literature about your organization which will be placed in the exhibitors section of the Kennedy Center lobby where you can remain before or after the presentation.
We hope you will accept this invitation. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Call or write Dennis Sobin at 202-393-1511 Dennis@SafeStreetsArts.org. Thank you.
Question and Answer Forum Added
A question and answer forum has just been added to our Prisoner Kennedy Center presentation on September 2. If you are affiliated with a justice or prison organization, you are invited to participate as a reader of prison poetry.