7:00 - 8:30
Hear about the important work of the Prison Arts Project (PAP), which bring arts education to incarcerated individuals. PAP believes participation in the artistic process significantly affects a person’s self-esteem and general outlook on the world, and that art workshops teach self-discipline, problem-solving, and concentration through absorption in a specific creative endeavor.
PAP, a major program of the William James Association, offers classes at San Quentin, taught by professional artists in hands-on visual, performing and literary art workshops. PAP, and other successful Arts in Corrections programs, are proven to decrease institutional tensions, lower recidivism rates and enrich the incarcerated individual’s environment.
Events and workshops curated around SFPL’s One City One Book selection. One City One Book: San Francisco Reads is a citywide literary event that encourages members of the San Francisco community to read the same book at the same time. For more information, see sfpl.org/onecityonebook.
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