Creation of the "Memorial to Loss: Freedom in a Carceral State” which will be dedicated to families impacted by mass incarceration. Created through an accumulation of material that will be organized to demonstrate and make visible the deep, extensive and sustained loss experienced by local community.
We will hold a workshop that consists of letter writing to family and friends lost to incarceration and/or the war on drugs. As well as an expungement workshop with Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity. We will take the symbols of incarceration, expunged records, and the symbols of resilience, letters to the family and transform them into seeded paper that will be serve as a catalyst for growing the memorial garden. On the morning of July 8th we will dedicate and plant the garden memorializing our loss and commitment to regrowth.