Art + Practice encourages education and culture by providing support services to foster youth predominantly living in South Los Angeles through its collaboration with First Place for Youth. We will have an in-depth tour of their exhibition, Slavery: The Prison Industrial Complex, featuring the work of Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun, and will meet for a luncheon after the exhibition tour.
Calhoun and McCormick’s intimate understanding of prison culture has informed their activism not only on behalf of individuals directly involved with correctional facilities, but also at home. In their New Orleans community, the husband-and-wife team’s crime prevention extends to offering alternative, constructive options for at-risk youth. In their hands, cameras become tools of social justice and a powerful means of connection and communication.