Juvenile Corrections: Opening Reception

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Juvenile Corrections: Opening Reception
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Join exhibiting artist Zora Murff and special guests from CU Denver for the opening reception of Juvenile Corrections: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 5 pm at the CPAC gallery.


The United States locks up more young people than any other country in the world – and a disproportionate number of detainees are African American, Latino, or youth of color. In this timely exhibition, photographers Richard Ross and Zora Murff take us behind the scenes of America’s juvenile justice system, exploring issues of social justice, treatment, placement, and the role of images in how we perceive incarcerated youth.

CPAC and the University of Colorado Denver Department of Communication are co-sponsoring a series of free, public events to compliment the exhibition, including:

Opening Reception with Zora Murff and Special Guests (Sept. 10, 5 – 8 pm)

As part of CPAC’s ongoing Developing Dialogues lecture series, artist Zora Murff will be joined by Ariel Sena-Calvillo and Andi Savage, graduate students at CU Denver Dept. of Communication who will discuss their experiences teaching workshops to young detainees at Gilliam Youth Services Center in Denver. Location: CPAC, 3636 Chestnut, Denver, CO 80216.

Panel Discussion: “Ethics, Art, and Activism in the Age of Mass Incarceration” (Oct. 1, 7 -9 pm)

Featuring: Richard Ross, photographer, discussing his award-winning series Juvenile in Justice; Zora Murff, photographer, discussing his series Corrections; Mia Fischer, Assistant Professor at CU Denver who will discuss activism, new media, and ethics; and Alex Landau, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, who will discuss activism for social justice.
Location: 1201 Larimer St., Denver, 80204. Academic Building 1, Room 1500

All events are free and open to the public.
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By: Colorado Photographic Arts Center