Future IDs at Alcatraz
The Future IDs at Alcatraz Release Party occurred on Saturday, July 20th for the current art exhibit on Alcatraz Island. This exhibition features artworks created by and with individuals who have conviction histories as they conceive and develop a vision for a future self — a future identity in contrast to a prison issued ID.
From 10:00AM to 5:00PM visitors can join a variety of programs and community activities. Many of the programs will feature first-hand accounts by people who have felt the impact of incarceration directly and are using their experiences to improve their own lives and the lives of others. The programs will also consider the far-reaching impact of incarceration on families and communities.
The Future IDs at Alcatraz Release Party will weave together the personal narratives of the exhibition’s artists with the many stories of human resilience demonstrated on Alcatraz over time in the face of the most challenging obstacles. Building on their success with artistic programs while inside prison, many are now leading those same programs on the outside. The day concluded with a workshop/performance led by alumni from The Actor’s Gang Prison Project.
Participants and speakers included Future IDs artists (and/or their family member representatives), individuals returning to everyday life after incarceration, social service providers, advocates for social justice, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation leadership, elected officials, community members, artists, and scholars.
To read more about Future IDs at Alcatraz lead artist, Gregory Sale and the project or to see a video featuring project collaborators, please visit https://www.parksconservancy.org/our-work/future-ids-alcatraz.
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