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Alongside the exhibition, "Beyond the Blue," the Prison Arts Collective is hosting a comprehensive series of panel discussions on Art and Restorative Justice. These panels open dialogue about issues related to incarceration and the transformative power of the arts. The individual panel discussions from series can be found on our Youtube page.


A Conversation with Prison Arts Collective:

Community Inside and Outside Prison


Introduction by Annie Buckley, Founding Director of PAC and Director of SDSU School of Art + Design


Facilitated by Cheryl Bonacci, Chief Operating Director of Creative Acts and PAC Advisory Board Member


Conversation Participants:

Stan Hunter, PAC Alumni and Lead Teaching Artists

Jennifer Poynter, PAC Teaching Artist at California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC)

Wendy Staggs, PAC Alumni and Advisory Board Member

October 19, 2019 | 2 - 3pm

MoAH: Cedar Center for the Arts, Lancaster, CA


What’s in a Name?

Moderator: Phung Huynh, artist, professor LA Valley College, Chair of Advisory Council, PAC

Panelists: Alex Kizu, artist
Annie Buckley, professor, CSUSB, founder/director, PAC
April Baca, graduate student, USC, program manager, PAC

Jennifer Montenegro, Lead Teaching Artist, PAC. 

July 22, 2017 at CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles

Art as Healing 

Moderator: Annie Buckley, writer, professor, CSUSB, founder, PAC

Panelists: Fabian Debora, artist and community activist
Wendy Staggs, formerly incarcerated writer and activist
Christina Quevedo, Lead Teaching Artist, PAC

Phung Huynh, artist, professor, Chair of Advisory Council, PAC

September 29, 2017 at Los Angeles City College, Freedom Festival

Art and Social Justice: Art Education, Inside and Out

Moderator: Lisa Soccio, professor, College of the Desert

Panelists: Cheryl Bonacci, Director of Communications, Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC)
Heather Roessler, graduate student, CSUSB, Intern II,
Annie Buckley, professor, CSUSB and founding director of CBA/PAC

October 26, 2017 at Marks Art Center at College of the Desert

Conversations on Art: Student Engagement in Art & Restorative Justice

Moderator: Danielle Yellen, Outreach Coordinator, Prison Arts Collective

Panelists: Julio Muñoz, Archiving and Collections Student Assistant, PAC
Alex Mashusige, Teaching Intern, PAC
Daisy Figeroua, PR Intern, PAC

Isaiah Valdez, Art Writing Intern, PAC

May 10, 2018 at Robert and Frances Fullerton Art Museum, CSUSB.

Watch past panel discussions on our YouTube channel. 

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