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Within These Walls

Cerimon House proudly welcomed our colleagues at BIG HOUSE KITE 

"Within These Walls" was an evening of performance and conversation about solitary confinement in Oregon, and the American prison system, and the evening consisted of two sections:

Presentations of monologues, scenes, and poetry created by inmates who have experienced or are experiencing solitary confinement (presented by former inmates and local actors) - as well as displays of thematic artwork by inmates - resulting in an open and constructive Conversation about the nature and state of solitary confinement in the U.S. today, its long term effects, and opportunities for the future. "Within These Walls" featured a panel of former inmates, state legislators, law enforcement officials, and members of affected communities.

Big House Kite (BHK) is an organization devoted to the creation of original theatrical presentations as well as other forms of artwork by inmates. The project is directed by Phil Stockton, who has over 15 years of experience doing working in more than six different incarceration facilities in California and Oregon. In addition to working with active inmates, BHK is dedicated to furthering the discussion about modern incarceration through exhibitions and discussions featuring inmates’ work in communities in Oregon and California.

To learn more about BIG HOUSE KITE: CLICK HERE. 

Earlier Event: September 17
Bearing Witness: James Chasse Jr.
Later Event: October 14
Gut Instinct - Keynote Address