by The Graduates

CAC artists-in-residence The Graduates, a performance group of formerly-incarcerated women, present a performance incorporating dance, music, and multimedia. This program is presented as part of the CAC's Inter[SECTOR] program focus on issues surrounding health, the environment, and mass incarceration.

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The Life Quilt, 2018. Courtesy of the artists

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"Life," Ford Foundation performance, 2018. Photo by Jane Jkratochvil

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The Graduates. Photo by Mark Boucher

Life, a performance by The Graduates, was created to accompany The Life Quilt, a hand beaded quilt with the names of the 107 women serving life sentences in Louisiana in 2017. The performance features four Graduates who were a part of The Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women (LCIW) Drama Club: Taece Defillo, Carry Emerson, Fox Rich and Ivy Matthis—a juvenile lifer, whose name is on the quilt and who was released in 2019. The performance is a combination of monologues, songs, dance, and motivational speaking.

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Sacred Journey

A Work-in-Progress by The Graduates
Saturday Apr 9, 2022
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Inter[SECTOR] Support

The CAC's Inter[SECTOR] program is made possible with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the RosaMary Foundation.

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