Point of Triangulation sparks dialogue around public perception and bias. The mural design depicts eight community leaders from Philadelphia who all have lived experiences of incarceration, shown from two different perspectives. On one side, each person is photographed in their prison sweats, while the image on the opposite side depicts each leader in everyday clothing they wear now that they’ve come home from prison. The figures are juxtaposed in such a way in order to contrast the narrowly prescribed identity of “criminal” or “felon” with an individual’s larger, greater truth of themselves. The installation is thus intended to humanize each person and elevate their many positive contributions to the community. It also challenges viewers to consider the stigma and perpetual re-criminalization that formerly incarcerated people confront while reflecting on their own biases or preconceptions. Join us as project participants Abd’Allah Lateef, Naiymah Sanchez and John Thompson participate in a conversation with Deb Willis to discuss their experiences and justice reform.
Rendering Justice and the Reimagining Reentry Fellowship are supported by the Art for Justice Fund and are projects of Mural Arts’ Restorative Justice program, supported by the City of Philadelphia, Berkowitz Family Foundation, Connelly Foundation, PA Department of Community and Economic Development, Fierce Advocacy Fund, Fleischner Family Foundation, Hess Foundation, Hummingbird Foundation, Jane and Joe Goldblum, Independence Foundation, Lenfest Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Ann & Frank Reed, and the Patricia Segal and Stephen Segal Family Charitable Foundation.
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