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Poetic Justice: 'Voices on the Inside'

A photograph of Tamara is part of "Voices on the Inside," on view at San Diego Central Library's Popular Library Fairway through July 31, 2024.
Lisa Loftus / Poetic Justice
A photograph of Tamara is part of "Voices on the Inside," on view at San Diego Central Library's Popular Library Fairway through July 31, 2024.
Every week from April 29, 2024 until July 31, 2024.
Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM
Monday: 11:30 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
San Diego Central Public Library
All Ages
Opening reception: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 5.

Join us for Voices on the Inside at the SDPL, a self-portrait photography and poetry exhibit by incarcerated members of Poetic Justice.

Voices on the Inside unites our community with a multi-modal art exhibition, free to the public, rooted in the urgent need for a collaborative solution to amending punitive approaches to incarceration and increasing rehabilitation and healing. This exhibition offers an innovative and constructive approach to transforming prisons and jails by acknowledging and listening to those who are surviving incarceration. By bringing together communities for the purpose of dialogue, bridging differences, healing from harm together, and witnessing the humanity behind each individual, Poetic Justice hopes to make real change in the lives of incarcerated women.

Poetic Justice is a community within and beyond women's prisons and jails, working alongside one another with a shared belief in the power of self-expression to change lives. Voices on the Inside, funded by the NEA, the World Design Capital and the California Arts Council, is a Poetic Justice photography and poetry program in collaboration with photographer Lisa Loftus that brings together incarcerated members of our community from California, Oklahoma, and Tijuana.

On view at the downtown San Diego Central Library's Popular Library Fairway, April 29 through July 31, 2024.

Opening reception: 1-4 p.m. Sunday May 5, 2024
Feel free to arrive anytime between 1-2pm, as the reception and events will begin at 2pm. We can't wait to see you there!
Reception information and RSVP here.

Voices on the Inside is a free event, open to the public and if you would like to support the team who made it possible, please consider making a donation at the following link;

If you are not in California or able to attend Voices on the Inside at the San Diego Library from May-July 2024, please also consider a donation that will allow Poetic Justice to bring this exhibit to your area!

Related links:
San Diego Public Library: website | Instagram
Poetic Justice: website | Instagram

San Diego Central Public Library

330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, California 92101

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.