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Per(Sister) Incarcerated Women of Louisiana: OPENING RECEPTION

Downtown Campus
Tidewater Building (1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112)
Diboll Gallery

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Free and open to the public, the evening will include remarks from Dean LaVeist and Museum Director Ramirez-Montagut as well as refreshments, and a special performance from The Graduates! Email museum@tulane.edu for more information.

The experiences of incarcerated women are often unknown, overlooked, dismissed, or misunderstood. Per(Sister) presents the personal and intimate stories, in their own voices and in their own terms, of thirty women that persist in their drive for the integral survival of their mind, body, and soul. 

Their stories come to life through the pairing of a “persister” and an artist who created a work inspired by her story, other stories take the shape of voice recordings, or handwritten messages, all with the intention of challenging misconceptions and uninformed assumptions. By building awareness of the situations arising before, during and after incarceration, the exhibition Per(Sister) seeks to find common ground and pathways for society to empathetically move forward together. 

Per(Sister) examines themes such as the root causes of women’s incarceration, the social impact of long-term incarcerated mothers, the psychological and physical toll of incarceration, and the challenges and opportunities of reentry for formerly incarcerated women. 

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