States of Incarceration: Pioneer Valley encompassing programming from over 15 organizations across our region and features opportunities to engage with the topic of Mass Incarceration no matter what your schedule and where you are coming from. Click on links for full program information.

STAY TUNED, MORE PROGRAMS ARE BEING ADDED THROUGHOUT THE SPRING!

All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Any fees or suggested donations support the continued work of the community organizations.

January 25March 3, 2017: EXHIBIT: Made in America: Unfree Labor in the Age of Mass Incarceration at Hampshire College Gallery of Art, Amherst.

Feb 6: FILM SCREENING: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, Screening and Q&A with Director Brett Story at Amherst Cinema, Amherst.

Feb 7: WORKSHOP: Curriculum Share: Teaching in the Age of Mass Incarceration, Center for Design Engagement, Holyoke.

Feb 10: WORKSHOP: Inside Justice: Narratives of Incarcerated Women, Life Long Learning Series presented in partnership with the Holyoke Senior Center, Holyoke.

Feb 16: LECTURE: Crack Attack: Los Angeles and the Forgotten History of America’s War on Drugs presented by the Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series at UMass Amherst, Amherst.

Feb 17: WORKSHOP: Inside Justice: Narratives of Incarcerated Women, Life Long Learning Series presented in partnership with the Holyoke Senior Center, Holyoke.

Feb 24: WORKSHOP: Inside Justice: Narratives of Incarcerated Women, Life Long Learning Series presented in partnership with the Holyoke Senior Center, Holyoke.

Feb 26: PERFORMANCE: Climbing PoeTree presented by Wistariahurst at the Holyoke Soldiers Memorial, Holyoke.

March 1: EVENT: States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories Holyoke Opening Reception at The Wauregan, Holyoke.

March 1 – 12: EXHIBIT: States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories at The Wauregan, open daily 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

March 3: FILM SCREENING: Ava DuVernay’s 13th presented by Wistariahurst at El Mercado, supported by the Holyoke Local Cultural Council, Holyoke.

March 4: WORKSHOP: Inside Justice: Narratives of Incarcerated Women, Life Long Learning Series presented in partnership with the Holyoke Senior Center, Holyoke.

March 7: PERFORMANCE: Voices From the Inside poetry reading at The Waurgean, Holyoke.

March 9: PANEL DISCUSSION: No More Talk About Us, Without Us! The Radical Real Women of ‘Orange is the New Black’ Speak! at Hampshire College

March 9: WORKSHOP: Know Your Rights presented by Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series and Wistariahurst at El Mercado

March 11, 8 am – 1 pm: WORKSHOP: School-Based Professionals Workshop presented by Pa’lante Restorative Justice (Holyoke High School) at The Wauregan. Sliding-scale fee. Pre-registration required.

March 13, 5-8 pm: EVENT: States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories Northampton Opening. 7 p.m. Voices Carry by Voices from Inside at Historic Northampton, Northampton.

March 13, 6 pm: EVENT: States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories Northampton Opening at Forbes Library, Northampton.

March 13 – 31: EXHIBIT: States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories at Forbes Library and Historic Northampton (Open during regular operating hours)

POSTPONED TO MARCH 25, 3 p.m. March 15, 7 pm: LECTURE: Punishment in Paradise; The History of Punishment and Incarceration in Northampton, 1654-present with Mike Ryan, at Forbes Library, Northampton. Sponsored by Forbes Library and Historic Northampton.

March 17, 1 – 2 pm: DISCUSSION: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson book discussion,
Forbes Library, Northampton.

March 20 6:30 – 8:30 pm: LECTURE: Women, Crime, and Justice with Nichole Hendricks at the Westhampton library, Westhampton.

March 21, 7 pm: LECTURE: Marijuana Beyond Legalization with Dick Evans at the Lilly Library, Florence.

March 23 7pm: FILM SCREENING: Ava DuVernay’s 13th at Wright Hall, Weinstein Auditorium, Smith College, Northampton. Presented by Historic Northampton and the American Studies Department at Smith.

March 23, 6:30: DISCUSSION: What Drives Mass Incarceration in the United States and Here in Massachusetts at Edwards Public Library, Southampton.

March 25, 1 pm: PERFORMANCE: Voices Carry with Voices From the Inside at Emily Williston Memorial Library, Easthampton.

March 25, 7 pm: THEATER PERFORMANCE: Mariposa and the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play through Letters by Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca & Julia Steele Allen. Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst in conjunction with Prisoners’ Legal Services and EMIT, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 N. Pleasant St., Amherst MA.

March 27, 4:00pm: LECTURE Pelican Bay and the Rise of Long Term Solitary Confinement with Keramet Reiter, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Law and Society, University of California, Irvine. Presented by the Five College Legal Studies Seminar and co-sponsored by the Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series, the UMass Department of History and the UMass Department of Sociology. UMass Amherst Campus Center, Room 904.

March 27, 7 pm: CONVERSATION: Collateral Consequences of Incarceration at Forbes Library, Northampton.

March 29, 7 pm: LECTURE: Real Madness: Warehousing People with Mental Illness in Prisons by Robert Fleischner, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA. Sponsored by Historic Northampton and Forbes Library.

March 30, 4:30-7:00pm: PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOPS: Plug In!: A Local Action Forum to Change the Things We Cannot Accept, Hosted and facilitated by the UMass Alliance for Community Transformation in collaboration with the Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series and co-sponsored by the UMass Department of Anthropology, Holyoke City Hall Ballroom, 536 Dwight St, Holyoke, MA 01040.

April 1: FILM SCREENING: Ava DuVernay’s 13th at Wistariahurst, Holyoke.

April 3, 7 pm: PERFORMANCE: Staged reading of Getting Out by the HCC Theater Department at Community Room in Forbes Library, Northampton. Sponsored by Historic Northampton and Forbes Library.

April 4, 9:30 am: DISCUSSION: Coffee with a Cop, Emily Williston Memorial Library, Easthampton.

April 5, 6:30: LECTURE: Prison Policy Initiative at Emily Williston Memorial Library, Easthampton.

April 8: FILM SCREENING: Titicut Follies 50 Years Later – Impact on Social Change, at HCC. A presented by MIFA, Gándara Center, HCC and Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative.

April 8, 3 pm: LECTURE: Prison Book Program at the Westhampton Public Library, Westhampton.

April 12, 11am: DISCUSSION: Panel Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform at HCC, Holyoke.

April 13, 7pm: LECTURE: Cellblock Visions Set Free in the Penitentiary with Phyllis Kornfeld at A.P.E. Ltd. 126 Main St. Northampton.

April 20-22, 7:30 each day + 2 pm on the 22nd: PERFORMANCE: Getting Out at HCC.

April 26, 7pm: Community Policing, Forbes Library, Northampton.

May 2, 10 – noon: PERFORMANCE: Voices Carry at HCC, Holyoke.