RELEASE: An Exhibition and Program Series on Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration

Leeway Foundation and Bread & Roses Community Fund present RELEASE: An Exhibition and Program Series on Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration

       On View February 26 – June 30, 2015        At the Leeway Foundation        1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107        (Venue is wheelchair accessible) brr elewayRELEASE is an exhibition and program series that explores the intersection of gender justice and mass incarceration. RELEASE aims to provide shared spaces for women, transgender, and gender non-conforming survivors of the prison industrial complex, local artists, cultural producers, and activists to critically reflect and build power for change. The exhibit features No Selves to Defend, curated by Mariame Kaba and Rachel Caidor, and Lifers by Mary DeWitt (LTA '10, ACG '09, WOO '03, '00). Exhibit Hours: By appointment only. MondayFriday, 10:00am – 5:00pm. Please call to schedule a viewing.  About No Selves to Defend No Selves to Defend features the stories of women of color who have been criminalized for self-defense. The exhibition also addresses the campaigns and mobilizations that emerged to resist their criminalization and demand their freedom. About Lifers For almost 40 years, Mary DeWitt has painted portraits and recorded the stories of women sentenced to life without parole in Pennsylvania. The selected pieces shown in this exhibit tell their stories and expose the injustices they have suffered before and after their sentencing.