The Sesnon Gallery Speak Up Series aims to provide a safe space for students and the UC Santa Cruz community to engage with ideas generated from the exhibition Barring Freedom and beyond.
Revolutionary Greetings! is a series of events focused on letter writing and open discussion about connecting with people who are incarcerated. We will write to our friend Tim Young, the person behind the Solitary Garden at UC Santa Cruz, a participatory public sculpture and garden project. Tim is wrongfully convicted and currently on Death Row in San Quentin State Prison. He is currently partaking in the appellate process as a means of proving his innocence and regaining his freedom.
In these events, we will read Tim’s letters, hear his poetry in his own voice, and discuss together why our efforts to connect with people in prison are important. Please join us in our future events around art, prisons, and justice to continue to build community despite that which separates us. Revolutionary Greetings! will take place twice each quarter in 2021.
By writing and connecting with people who are in prison, we resist the isolation that incarceration of all forms creates.
-Survived & Punished Project
Revolutionary Greetings! is co-presented by the Institute of the Arts and Sciences and the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery.