april, 2021

07apr6:00 pmLiterature for Justice: Art in and of the Carceral State6:00 pm ET

Event Details

Sarah Haley. (Photo credit: Alyssa Bierce)
Nicole R. Fleetwood. (Photo credit: Bayeté Ross Smith)

In its third and final year, the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice program continues to offer literature as a vehicle for conversations on the topic of mass incarceration, partnering with the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands to present a two-part virtual series to dig deeper into titles selected for this year’s reading list.

Join writer and curator Nicole R. Fleetwood (Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration) and scholar Sarah Haley (No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity) for a discussion on the convergences and divergences of academia, archives, and art in the carceral system.

Natalie Diaz. (Photo credit: Deanna Dent/ASU Now)

Moderated by Literature for Justice committee member, National Book Award Finalist, and Center Director Natalie Diaz.


Presented in partnership with the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands at Arizona State University.

Books are available for purchase at Bookshop.org with thanks to Loyalty Bookstores in Washington, D.C.

Literature for Justice is made possible by the Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, in partnership with the Ford Foundation.

Watch the event here.


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm ET


Virtual (RSVP to receive your link.)