The Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) and Texas Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (TALA), in collaboration with California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA), will convene the Texas Art for Justice Forum on July 14, 2018 at the Museum. The forum is designed to expand the role that the arts can play in addressing mass incarceration and criminal justice reform as part of a nationwide discussion in six states.
As part of this forum, the Museum will hold panel discussions that will include legislators, arts and criminal justice reform advocates and returned citizens, will facilitate dialogues in breakout sessions and will curate a month long exhibition of artwork created by incarcerated individuals and returned citizens. This program is funded by the Art for Justice Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Quentin Hancock Fund and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Join HMAAC, TALA, CLA and Texans for the Arts in dialogue and discussions geared toward recommendations to advance criminal justice reform through arts engagement. The event will be held from 9:30 am to 6 pm on Saturday, July 14 at the Museum at . Admission is free, but your RSVP is requested in advance by July 12 on Eventbrite.