Exploring Systemic Inequity Through Art with Halim Flowers, AIRSaturday 7/24
Halim Flowers uses his paintings and poetry to guide a conversation about the root of systemic socio-economic illnesses that harm marginalized people in our nation, especially in the State of Florida, today. The art works drive the discussion on the root causes of how and why certain people are treated unfairly and how we can use the transformative powers of the arts to eradicate those ills. This class will be an open dialogue, not a monologue. Each participant will have the opportunity to share their thoughts to develop their analytical thinking skills and how to articulate their ideas.
Halim A. Flowers was arrested at the age of 16 and sentenced as an adult to two life sentences in DC. His experiences as a child in the adult prison system was filmed in the Emmy award winning documentary ‘Thug Life In DC’. In the year of 2005, he started his own publishing company SATO Communications, through which he published 11 books.
In the year of 2018, he co-founded the social entrepreneurial media production company Unchained Media Collective with filmmaker Kristin Adair to disrupt mass incarceration with the stories of those that are directly impacted by the criminal justice system. On March 21, 2019, Halim was released from prison after serving 22 years imprisoned. He is currently enrolled as a student at Georgetown University through its Prison and Justice Initiative. He uses his writings, motivational speeches, and fitness routines to inspire people towards revolutionary love.
Price$40, $25 mbrs.
Time10:00am - 1:00pm
VenueThe Studios of Key West
Address533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 533 Eaton Street Key West, FL 33040
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