The Angola Project- Opening Weekend Events

Mahalia Jackson Center
2405 Jackson Avenue

Free parking

Main entrance is on S. Robertson St.

Theatre Performance by Resurrection after Exoneration
Friday, December 3, 2010 6pm – 8pm

Presentation of Voices of Innocence, a stage performance by four exonerees, who collectively spent 54 years in prison, 33 of them on death row. The production gives voice to each man’s struggle to survive wrongful conviction, a long prison sentence and, ultimately, exoneration and their return to a changed, often-unwelcoming world. The performance will be followed by a question-and-answer session and dinner catered by Mrs. Hyster’s BBQ.

Saturday, December 4, 2010 3pm – 5pm
Join exhibiting artists Bruce Davenport, Jr., Jackie Sumell, Lori Waselchuk, artist and founder of the Porch Willie Birch; Ashé Cultural Arts Center Director Carol Bebelle, and others for a lively discussion moderated by David Johnson of the Louisiana Endowment for Humanities on Saturday 3 pm at the Auditorium at the Mahalia Jackson Center. They will address the difficult ethical, social, and legal questions surrounding imprisonment, as well as how we treat the past, how we address the future, and what role art plays in dealing with these issues. The Symposium will feature music by John Mosley & Friends and light refreshments.

The Angola Project is presented by the Early Childhood & Family Learning Foundation and the Mahalia Jackson Arts Council in collaboration with Prospect New Orleans.
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