On September 16 at 6:00 PM, join Erie Arts & Culture at the Erie Art Museum for a live panel discussion focused on restorative justice through the arts amongst juvenile populations. The conversation will be moderated by Ken Nickson, the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Erie's Public Schools. Contributing to this important conversation are:
Tony Rodrigues - Erie Arts & Culture's visiting artist for the month of September. For more than 20 years, Tony has taught painting to youth at a Duval County pre-trial detention center.
Antonio Howard - A rostered teaching artist with Erie Arts & Culture and a community muralist. Antonio is a former juvenile lifer.
Maria Goellner - Maria is a former Federal Public Defender and now serves as the Pennsylvania State Policy Director at Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM).
The panel will be followed by an audience Q&A.
Through a partnership with Community Access Media (CAM), this discussion will be streamed through Erie Arts & Culture and CAM's digital platforms, including Facebook Live and YouTube.