Forest City Gallery presents: Decolonizing Anti-Prison Work
Artist talk with Sheena Hoszko
Saturday January 6
6 – 9 p.m.
Free; snacks provided
This circle process, facilitated by Giselle Dias, will create an opportunity for conversation that will deepen our understanding of the ways in which the current criminal (in)justice system maintains colonial systems of control. It will also offer participants an opportunity to explore their own understanding of the prison industrial complex, talk about ways of resolving harm and find ways to work towards decolonizing anti-prison movements.
Giselle Dias’ Bio:
Niigaanii Zhaawshko Giizhigokwe (Leading Blue Sky Woman) is a Métis organizer and activist. She has been working on issues related to prisoners’ rights, penal abolition, and transformative justice for 25 years. Her most recent work involves decolonization and indigenizing education, and anti-prison movements.
This talk is held in conjunction with Sheena Hoszko’s exhibition 35+ Prisons in Quebec at Forest City Gallery.