Michigan Prisoner Art Exhibition

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March 22–April 5, 2017
Duderstadt Center Gallery
2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor

Gallery hours: Sunday and Monday, 12–6 p.m.;
Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sales begin March 22, 6 p.m.
Exhibition closes April 5, 5 p.m.

Opening Reception

Wednesday, March 22, 7 p.m.
 Duderstadt Center Gallery

Keynote by Dr. Heather Thompson
The Attica Prison Uprising and Why It Matters Today

Tuesday, March 28, 7 p.m.
 Duderstadt Center Gallery

In 1971 nearly 1,300 prisoners began one of the 20th century’s most important protests for better conditions and basic human rights. Their struggle was ended brutally by the state of New York with vast consequences for criminal justice policy in this country. Dr. Thompson spent more than a decade recovering this history for her book Blood in the Water, a National Book Award Finalist. It is a story of hope, horror, heroism, and even a most shocking cover up. In this talk, Dr. Thompson will share Attica’s history, as well as explain why this history matters today.

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