Participative justice and the healing arts

I mentioned the theatre work of Bruce Levitt in my last blog. His work is about moving beyond description of injustice to actually doing something that invites prisoners into relearning their dignity. The work with theatre arts in prisons near Cornell university goes further along the collaboration spectrum than most…Bruce writes: “our work was started by incarcerated men. It’s not about those coming in from the outside to either teach or collaborate. We (from Cornell) have to be “invited” by the men to work with them. The agency, then, that this group has, is, in terms of the internal workings of the group, somewhat greater that other prison performance groups. Read more: http://pma.cornell.edu/news/detail.cfm?customel_dataPageID_18256=129925. There is a network of artists/scholars and action researchers bringing the healing arts to the most difficult of circumstances. I hope to share more of that through these posts…