Appearances

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

October 9, 2014—Lucas will present on a panel with Janie Paul and Reuben Kenyatta entitled “25 Years of Connecting University Students and Prisoners Through the Arts: The Prison Creative Arts Project” at the Marking Time: Prison Arts and Activism conference at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ

November 15, 2014—Lucas will present a paper entitled “The Atonement Project” at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference in San Juan, PR

March 18, 2015—along with Phil Christman, Lucas will give a closing keynote address for a one-day workshop on “Prison Networks: Broadcasting Why Prison Writing Matters” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Tampa, FL

PAST APPEARANCES

September 26, 2014–Lucas gave a talk entitled “Art and Transformation: Prison Stories” at the First Unitarian Church of Portland, Oregon

September 26, 2014–Lucas gave a talk for the Oregon Department of Corrections entitled “Art and Transformation: Prison Stories” in Salem, Oregon

September 19, 2014–Lucas gave a talk entitled “Prison Theatre in a Global Context” at the University of Michigan’s Center for World Performance Studies Faculty Symposium

August 20, 2014–Lucas gave a lecture entitled “Prison Arts Programming” at the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil

August 8, 2014–Lucas and Nooshin Erfani-Ghadini spoke at a seminar entitled “Prisoner Rehabilitation, Justice, and Gender” in the Journalism Department of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa

July 24, 2014—Lucas gave a talk entitled “Bridging the Divide: The Prison Creative Arts Project and Community Formation Amongst College Students and Prisoners” at the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (MURAP) at UNC in Chapel Hill, NC

July 14, 2014—Lucas gave a talk about the Prison Creative Arts Project at the Social Work and Arts Symposium at the University of Michigan

April 29, 2014–Lucas and Andrew Martínez gave a performance/lecture entitled “Behind the Razor Wire: International Journeys in Performance and Research” at the University of California, Los Angeles

April 18, 2014—Lucas gave a talk on “Restorative Justice as Community Endeavor” at the Voices from the Inside mini-conference as part of the University of Toledo’s 2nd Annual Prison Awareness Week

April 10-12, 2014—Lucas gave a talk on “Imagining Justice: Arts Programming and Incarceration” and presented on two panels, “The Power of the Word: Writing Toward Justice” and “In Other (People’s) Words: Writing and Performing Interview-Based Plays,” at the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI

March 19-22, 2014–Lucas, Wendy Wolters Hinshaw, and Kathie Klarreich offered a closing keynote address for a one-day workshop on “Prison Networks: Broadcasting Why Prison Writing Matters” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Indianapolis, IN

November 7, 2013—Lucas gave a lecture on prison arts work at the opening reception for the Walls and Bridges exhibition (the first exhibition of art by incarcerated women from Logan Correctional Facility in Lincoln, Illinois) at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois

August 1-4, 2013Lucas presented a paper entitled “A Death in the Family: Representations of the Death Penalty and Familial Relationships in Migdalia Cruz’s El Grito del Bronx” at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference in Orlando, FL

July 25-26, 2013Lucas presented a paper entitled “Blogging, Social Media, and Incarceration: Online Connections Between the Public and Prisoners” at the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (MURAP) at UNC in Chapel Hill, NC

June 27, 2013–Lucas spoke about prisoners’ families and performed monologues from Doin’ Time at the Hanks High School Theater in El Paso, Texas, as a benefit event for Community Solutions of El Paso and the Prisoners Family Conference

April 19 & 20, 2012—Lucas performed  Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky

March 26, 2012 at 4 PMLucas presented the 2012 Merle Kling Honors Undergraduate Fellowship Lecture on “Prisoners, Families, and Performance: Community Engagement Through the Arts” at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO

February 22-24, 2012Lucas presented a paper entitled “How the Razor Wire Binds Us: Incarcerated Women and Their Families” and ran an advocacy working group which drafter the Prison Family Bill of Rights at the Prisoner’s Family Conference in Albuquerque, NM

December 7, 2011 from 4 to 6 PM–Lucas signed copies of Razor Wire Women at UNC’s Institute for Arts and Humanities in Hyde Hall, as part of the annual holiday reception to celebrate new publications by fellows of the institute.

December 5, 2011 at 5 PM–Lucas was among the UNC faculty members recognized for books published in 2011 which offered significant contributions to the field of African American Studies.  Dr. Reginald Hildebrand, interim director of UNC’s Institute for African American Research, lauded Razor Wire Women as an important work of social justice scholarship.

November 17, 2011 at 7 PM–Lawston and Lucas held a book reading and signing event at the Regulator Bookshop in Durham, North Carolina

November 15, 2011 at 2 PM–Lawston and Lucas held a book reading and signing event in the Kenan Theatre in the Center for Dramatic Art at UNC Chapel Hill

November 12, 2011 at 7 PM–Lucas performed Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass as the keynote performance at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference in Atlanta, GA; Lawston will join Lucas in the discussion and book-signing following the performance. (See the poster for Doin’ Time at NWSA: Poster for NWSA 2011)

November 11, 2011 at 4 PM–Lawston and Lucas signed copies of RWW at SUNY Press’s booth in the book exhibition hall at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta, GA

November 2, 2011–Lucas spoke about Razor Wire Women on a panel preceding a performance of Self Defense (a play about Aileen Wurnous) at the UNC Greensboro Theatre

October 17, 2011–Lawston and Lucas participated in a book reading event from 3 to 5 PM at the University of California, San Diego, sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Department

October 7, 2011–A Conversation with Ashley Lucas on “Prisoners, Activists, Scholars, Students and Artists: Doing Work In/On Prisons,” hosted by the Residential College and the Prison Creative Arts Project at the University of Michigan

October 2, 2011–Lucas performed Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass at Trent University: poster for Trent U

September 3o, 2011 —Lucas performed Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass at Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, Ontario

September 29, 2011Lucas performed Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass at the University of Toronto: Toronto poster

August 19-21, 2011Lawston and Lucas  co-presented a paper entitled “From Representations to Resistance: How the Razor Wire Binds Us” at the conference for the Society for the Study of Social Problems in Las Vegas, NV

August 20-23, 2011Lawston and Lucas spoke on a roundtable entitled “Research and Writing for Social Change” at the American Sociological Association conference in Las Vegas, NV

August 11-14, 2011Ashley Lucas and Sara Warner spoke on a roundtable about Razor Wire Women at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference in Chicago, IL

August 11-14, 2011Lucas performed monologues from and speak about her play Doin’ Time on a panel entitled “Unsettled Remains: Blurring Boundaries in Contemporary Documentary Theater” at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference in Chicago, IL

May 16-19, 2011Lawston and Lucas presented a paper entitled “Las representaciones de Estados Unidos: las mujeres encarceladas” at the VIII Taller Internacional: Mujeres en el Siglo XXI, hosted by the Women’s Studies Department at the University of Havana, Cuba

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