Free LA: The New Frontier of Abolition?

March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037, USA

Free, Must RSVP/See Website

(213) 744-2084

Event Description

The California Constitution and Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution both proclaim that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

In conjunction with the exhibition California Bound: Slavery on the New Frontier, 1848–1865, experience a performance and public dialogue with Bryonn Bain, the creator, writer, and lead performer of the award-winning production “Lyrics from Lockdown”. A poet, actor, and activist working in prisons since 1989, Bain is associate professor of African American Studies and World Arts & Cultures at UCLA. His hip-hop theater, spoken word poetry, theater, and film work critique race, class, prisons, policing, power, and the inequitable distribution of justice in America.

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