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"cates meissner" Discussed on PEN America Works of Justice

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"cates meissner" Discussed on PEN America Works of Justice

"Like okay. This is really aggravating. Is really aggravating but I love her. She's gracious good kid honorable student no complaints. She's a little bit talkative. But i think we should get from the mouth. She sings when i came home. We did a documentary with rta and we were singing jalen. I was singing so when that comes out. You'll definitely get first dibs on that too. I can't wait to hear what a gift denies that. Thank you but now really like you went there today and you didn't have to. You could have stopped it any moment. You could have been like listen cates. It's too much. But i think something that you've consistently modeled in the time that i've known you is a journey of vulnerability and how to really model for other people that when we really own our story experiences and we're honest about it open space for the people that get to do that too. I saw you do that with some of your close friends who came into the room our face. Okay don right okay with this sali's a ha ha. They didn't leave. And you are a huge part of that. That was your close friend and you were like listen. This is what we do in here. Welcome come on tell you how and so you lied through that and here you are still leading through that so i can't thank you enough. It's been incredibly special conferencing. Thank you so much for having me. I'm so excited. I would love to come back. I don't know how this is amazing. Great hi i'm francis covering ten america's prison and justice writing program gouge your fellow. I had the pleasure of researching and writing this episode introduction as well as editing the episode itself nicolette. Tally provided the guiding questions and recorded the intra the conversation itself was engaged by program director. Cates meissner thank you for listening. And if you haven't already. I invite you to check out part one of this episode an interview with ebony founder of we got us now about her experience as the child of a long time incarcerated parent further. Learning advocate by reading are full temperature. Check issue ten families through the walls pen dot org slash works of.

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"cates meissner" Discussed on PEN America Works of Justice

PEN America Works of Justice

02:35 min | 7 months ago

"cates meissner" Discussed on PEN America Works of Justice

"Justice is where you can follow along through the blog or you can sign up to get a newsletter weekly into your mailbox for the foreseeable future. We don't have an end date yet but hopefully it won't go on for too long and and the rest of our our program information can be found on the Penn website pinned work. So that's starting place for us and Justin. I did share that. You had social media earlier. That's that's run by a friend Which would I assume? Be a good place for people to keep tabs on when you have publications but I'll also let you share for yourself. What you prefer. Yeah no I mean you pretty much covered i. I have a pretty solid wash every time I have a couple of people that have been helping me kind of reach out through those channels. I'm not exactly sure. Holiday thing works with them but It's been going pretty well as far from what I've heard so I'm with anybody who wants to you know. Get on that at the At Jay reveals are openly the High L. L. O. Mommsen's and Milan `Solana so jay reveals Monson. Yeah I'd love to hear that that's great. Thank you so much cates. Meissner and Justin reveals. Monson thank you so much for joining US tonight. Thank you so much I wanna put four next week. Let's hang on a minute traffic. Some ENTER TO AFTER OFF. GotTa do quick played there for next week next week we. Our topic is a nineteen impact on incarcerated youth We have a round table that will be moderated by Liz Ryan from youth. I initiative. More friends that we've met through our network at the art for Justice Fund and I should just put out a quick thank them for justice has been very generous administered by the Ford Foundation. And that's how we met cates. He's been wonderful wonderful supporters all. This work I WanNa thank Jimmy Martorana and Carmen from our team and and the Anderson and cool right wonderful research papers for us to keep our leadership team to keep up to date what's happening with covert nineteenth impact on people who are incarcerated our entire wonderful staff. I'm Sean Kelly from eastern state penitentiary historic site rector our CEO. Sal Thank you so much for joining us. I have one final oil slate here to show you how to keep in touch with us. You're interested any of our programs. That's how to reach us. Thank you for joining US tonight. Thank you thank you Justin.

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"cates meissner" Discussed on PEN America Works of Justice

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12:55 min | 7 months ago

"cates meissner" Discussed on PEN America Works of Justice

"The searchlight series at eastern state penitentiary store excite in Philadelphia. I'm Sean Kelly. I'm here live at eastern state penitentiary for our weekly searchlight. We're going to START SEARCH LIGHTS OFF For the foreseeable future. Unfortunately we running through some numbers As of today and US prisons in jails. There are three hundred three thousand three hundred. Thirty eight cases confirmed infections of covert nineteen. There have been fifty fifty deaths today to people incarcerated in jails and prisons. There's also prison staff again. More than three thousand members of the prison staff around the United States have been confirmed with a virus and sixteen deaths. We're going to keep looking at these numbers at the start of every searchlight moving forward for those of you who don't know eastern state penitentiary. We are a prison museum in Philadelphia. The prison was built on the belief. That people are inherently. Good and can be rehabilitated. Through solitary confinement that is has a distinctive wagon wheel floor plan that was copied all over the world and there are about eighty three thousand people who were incarcerated inside this building men women and yes children as well. The prison was opened today for tours was abandoned in Nineteen seventy-one today we give tours when we're able when it's safe to do so we have artist's installations like this glorious piece by Jesse Crimes. This is a mural that he made while incarcerated in federal prison this is our graph illustrating the US rate of incarceration the highest in the world by far and our exhibit companion exhibit is called prisons. Today ask questions like have you ever broken the law and what is criminality and do prison work. And what are we? What should we do next last year? We had three hundred and ten thousand daytime. Visitors including twenty-eight thousand school visits. We are proud. Second chance employers. We seek out people with the experience of incarceration to join our education team. We find it's one more tool if they choose to use it That we can use that. They can use to engage our visitors in discussions of the impact of the policies. Around incarceration in the United States are big project. Last year was called hidden lives illuminated. We worked for over a year inside of two prisons here in the Philadelphia Area Teaching animation to artists or incarcerated This is working on his On his film and then we projected those films onto the front wall of eastern state penitentiary for months last summer. You what we're doing here. We encourage you to become a member. I can also support us in many ways from our website Which you see right there. The science close to the public because of the virus through at least may thirty first I. We have wrought much of our programming online. Those hidden lives luminated. Films are being feature one per week out. Different different film focused on every week this week. It's Davids film called freedom. We have a twice weekly visit video. Podcast it's called prisons and the pandemic. It's three minute episode twice a week covering what's happening in American prisons in jails and detention centres with this virus. I can find that on facebook. We have what we call the hospital tour twice. I saw once a week Wednesdays at two thirty live Matt Murphy from our team talks about issues of health both historically and currently in prisons and of course we have the searchlight series. Next week's topic is cove in one thousand nine hundred impact on incarcerated youth. We have heard on contain Martinez from youth. I rethought on a Terry from New Jersey Institute of Social Justice Vincent Schiraldi from the Columbia School of social work. And it's moderated by Liz Ryan from. She's the president and CEO of the youth. I initiative join US. One week from tonight for searchlight but tonight we have Cates Meissner She is a pen America. She's the Panamerican Prison Injustice Writing Program Director Welcome cates we're going to be joined in a few minutes by Justin Reveals Monson. He's pen America writing for justice fellow in his poet. He'll be calling in. So hey it's welcome to searchlight from eastern state penitentiary. Thank you for having me and I was just smiling to see Vinnie. Giraldi on your next week is he'll also an upcoming issue of our newsletter. He is a a real leader in this field. Bigtime happier topics about right now. But agreed what? It is We're just a few minutes actually. Did the introduction a little faster than I thought I would few minutes our second guess. Justin is going to be dialing in hit. You want to tell us a little bit more about our guest Justin and how you know him And then we'll be a unfortunately kind of a lab process them online here with us but a little bit about how you know Justin while I knew of Justin's work a little bit. Before he became a writing for justice fellow. He'd won our prison writing awards and honorable mention a number of years back and so I have read this poem. Thought it was quite a phenomenal. So it's really exciting to see his work elevated through the fellowship the fellowship by the way the prison writing awards and I'll talk a little bit more about our program down the line in prison. Writing Words is solely for currently Karsh Writers and the rain for Justice. Fellowship is a very prestigious opportunity. Eight hundred people apply to across the US. It is an ecosystem of writers. Confronting mass incarceration through various mediums. And is not just people justice involvement? Certainly we have currently and formerly incarcerated to a currently incarcerated fellows. Each round justin was part of our inaugural class last year cohort but but we have people representing all different interests in the field so through that Justin one obviously the fellowship and because he's able to be in communication more than some other folks because Jay communication system which will also talk about a little bit down the line. I found that I was able to communicate with him almost as easily as somebody on the outside. Not Quite. That's not always the case. It's rarely the case in fact says through that because I'm also poet in my other life and Justin's a poet and we share a lot of the same influences reading looking at who are interested in we really developed also a friendship through the work in in a in a shared aesthetic. So it's really a pleasure to get to each your him and bring him on today and hear his thoughts. I think they eat will offer a lot of insight around a variety of topics for people who are tuning it tonight more about communicating with people who are incarcerated as do. This work is a challenge that we have as well in our work. And I'm sure you face it at least as much as we do that you know you wanNA partner with people and bring their voices into the projects And the communication is often We'll hear it here in a moment. Even when a good situation I say relatively good like Justin's where three of us spoke yesterday or speaker got an a moment Even that at such there's so many barriers in the the communication ends up being so challenging. If you say more about working with creative people on these projects yeah and I think it's part of what I will be later but certainly you know I mean in a kind of lucky way or a decision made is that we don't work with. We don't actually do classes on the inside. Where National Program? We work with individuals through the mail snail mail and occasionally through one of these kind of pay to play email systems depending on people have access to it depending on the money on etc. So right now. It's even harder because we're doing a once a week. Mail pick up because the virus at the office thankfully. My team member has a car. If he didn't we would be really at a luck and And we get a stack of mail. Uk High Foot high a week and people are requesting all kinds of support. And so obviously when you're doing an editorial process are awards that I mentioned earlier are in theology that the work is very raw and unedited. Because we can't go through a real aditorial process in the turnaround. You need a good couple months because of the snail pace all prison mail is reviewed as we're GONNA here tonight and I'm thankful in advance to everybody who sticks around embarrassed with US Justin's phone calls aren't fifteen minute increments Hang UP AND CALL BACK. The gotTa go through a whole screening. That would in a moment so people's people's lives and communication are one hundred percent red often censored it's often up to the mail room whose mail gets through or not clerk working that day Actually I I. I don't know if we can include this. I wrote a Tony. Eighteen Bed about it for the Guardian. That details of what that looks like you send us a link or put it on a facebook page along with this review that makes lot We've uh here in Pennsylvania. There's a the policy is that all male going into the prison actually goes to Florida Florida. We know that because we work with people and Lavinia yes skin and then the scan goes to the person in prison and I don't see the original and if you're writing a a recommendation letter for instance. It doesn't matter that much more men when you write a a holiday card to somebody and you know what they're gonNA guys a scan of the card It it really really is Take something away honestly. Do you find that I'm not just. I'm aware of here in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. This is actually. Justin is calling him a line. Maybe we can talk a little bit more about this as well. A prisoner Connecticut Department of collection and he declined or exploited by please contact. Ttl Customer Services at eight five five what extent to agree to accept this call press zero. She refuses call. This call is from the correction facility and subject to monitoring and recording. Thank you for using. Gtl Justin how're you doing doing well? I'm here with cates. Justin are you able to hear what kind of a little closer to the screen? Thank you for joining US Justin. We're really really sincerely appreciate you taking the time and making the effort to call in opportunity. You Bet I'm gonNA mostly take the back seat and let you have a conversation. I'm going to be here my role this points. Kinda holding the speaker next the microphone jumping here and there but for the most part. I'm going to step out and let you in on your conversation about the work. You're doing together so split sticker right well. Actually I. The very first thing I wanted to do is invite you destined to read the first of the of the two pandemic poems that we published in temperature check series last week. I'm going to do a screen share afterwards after we talk a little bit and show our audience listening in and looking in what that looks like but I thought it would be great to just open with a little literature considering Were representing America today. Which is an organization if folks don't know at the intersection of Literature. Freedom of expression human rights only feels right to kick off with Palm. Okay yes sounds good I will say Sean. It is still relatively difficult for me to understand. I picked up where everything was being said but it is a little bit of a strain. Okay I'M GONNA do my best. I'm going to get the vitamin BIT here. Hope that's a little. That's a little better moving forward. Okay Yeah and if. I'm not sure if you're having a hard time understanding I hope not but I'm wearing a mask myself right now. So very clear for me we. We can hear you just fine. And we're glad that you have a masked aware this okay. Yeah sorry go ahead. No please go ahead okay. So the problem that she's talking about is titled Lockdown Language in the World that does not yet recognised total logic. Cage.

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Searchlight with Caits Meissner and Justin Monson

PEN America Works of Justice

08:56 min | 7 months ago

Searchlight with Caits Meissner and Justin Monson

"I'm Sean Kelly. I'm here live at eastern state penitentiary for our weekly searchlight. We're going to START SEARCH LIGHTS OFF For the foreseeable future. Unfortunately we running through some numbers As of today and US prisons in jails. There are three hundred three thousand three hundred. Thirty eight cases confirmed infections of covert nineteen. There have been fifty fifty deaths today to people incarcerated in jails and prisons. There's also prison staff again. More than three thousand members of the prison staff around the United States have been confirmed with a virus and sixteen deaths. We're going to keep looking at these numbers at the start of every searchlight moving forward for those of you who don't know eastern state penitentiary. We are a prison museum in Philadelphia. The prison was built on the belief. That people are inherently. Good and can be rehabilitated. Through solitary confinement that is has a distinctive wagon wheel floor plan that was copied all over the world and there are about eighty three thousand people who were incarcerated inside this building men women and yes children as well. The prison was opened today for tours was abandoned in Nineteen seventy-one today we give tours when we're able when it's safe to do so we have artist's installations like this glorious piece by Jesse Crimes. This is a mural that he made while incarcerated in federal prison this is our graph illustrating the US rate of incarceration the highest in the world by far and our exhibit companion exhibit is called prisons. Today ask questions like have you ever broken the law and what is criminality and do prison work. And what are we? What should we do next last year? We had three hundred and ten thousand daytime. Visitors including twenty-eight thousand school visits. We are proud. Second chance employers. We seek out people with the experience of incarceration to join our education team. We find it's one more tool if they choose to use it That we can use that. They can use to engage our visitors in discussions of the impact of the policies. Around incarceration in the United States are big project. Last year was called hidden lives illuminated. We worked for over a year inside of two prisons here in the Philadelphia Area Teaching animation to artists or incarcerated This is working on his On his film and then we projected those films onto the front wall of eastern state penitentiary for months last summer. You what we're doing here. We encourage you to become a member. I can also support us in many ways from our website Which you see right there. The science close to the public because of the virus through at least may thirty first I. We have wrought much of our programming online. Those hidden lives luminated. Films are being feature one per week out. Different different film focused on every week this week. It's Davids film called freedom. We have a twice weekly visit video. Podcast it's called prisons and the pandemic. It's three minute episode twice a week covering what's happening in American prisons in jails and detention centres with this virus. I can find that on facebook. We have what we call the hospital tour twice. I saw once a week Wednesdays at two thirty live Matt Murphy from our team talks about issues of health both historically and currently in prisons and of course we have the searchlight series. Next week's topic is cove in one thousand nine hundred impact on incarcerated youth. We have heard on contain Martinez from youth. I rethought on a Terry from New Jersey Institute of Social Justice Vincent Schiraldi from the Columbia School of social work. And it's moderated by Liz Ryan from. She's the president and CEO of the youth. I initiative join US. One week from tonight for searchlight but tonight we have Cates Meissner She is a pen America. She's the Panamerican Prison Injustice Writing Program Director Welcome cates we're going to be joined in a few minutes by Justin Reveals Monson. He's pen America writing for justice fellow in his poet. He'll be calling in. So hey it's welcome to searchlight from eastern state penitentiary. Thank you for having me and I was just smiling to see Vinnie. Giraldi on your next week is he'll also an upcoming issue of our newsletter. He is a a real leader in this field. Bigtime happier topics about right now. But agreed what? It is We're just a few minutes actually. Did the introduction a little faster than I thought I would few minutes our second guess. Justin is going to be dialing in hit. You want to tell us a little bit more about our guest Justin and how you know him And then we'll be a unfortunately kind of a lab process them online here with us but a little bit about how you know Justin while I knew of Justin's work a little bit. Before he became a writing for justice fellow. He'd won our prison writing awards and honorable mention a number of years back and so I have read this poem. Thought it was quite a phenomenal. So it's really exciting to see his work elevated through the fellowship the fellowship by the way the prison writing awards and I'll talk a little bit more about our program down the line in prison. Writing Words is solely for currently Karsh Writers and the rain for Justice. Fellowship is a very prestigious opportunity. Eight hundred people apply to across the US. It is an ecosystem of writers. Confronting mass incarceration through various mediums. And is not just people justice involvement? Certainly we have currently and formerly incarcerated to a currently incarcerated fellows. Each round justin was part of our inaugural class last year cohort but but we have people representing all different interests in the field so through that Justin one obviously the fellowship and because he's able to be in communication more than some other folks because Jay communication system which will also talk about a little bit down the line. I found that I was able to communicate with him almost as easily as somebody on the outside. Not Quite. That's not always the case. It's rarely the case in fact says through that because I'm also poet in my other life and Justin's a poet and we share a lot of the same influences reading looking at who are interested in we really developed also a friendship through the work in in a in a shared aesthetic. So it's really a pleasure to get to each your him and bring him on today and hear his thoughts. I think they eat will offer a lot of insight around a variety of topics for people who are tuning it tonight more about communicating with people who are incarcerated as do. This work is a challenge that we have as well in our work. And I'm sure you face it at least as much as we do that you know you wanNA partner with people and bring their voices into the projects And the communication is often We'll hear it here in a moment. Even when a good situation I say relatively good like Justin's where three of us spoke yesterday or speaker got an a moment Even that at such there's so many barriers in the the communication ends up being so challenging. If you say more about working with creative people on these projects yeah and I think it's part of what I will be later but certainly you know I mean in a kind of lucky way or a decision made is that we don't work with. We don't actually do classes on the inside. Where National Program? We work with individuals through the mail snail mail and occasionally through one of these kind of pay to play email systems depending on people have access to it depending on the money on etc. So right now. It's even harder because we're doing a once a week. Mail pick up because the virus at the office thankfully. My team member has a car. If he didn't we would be really at a luck and And we get a stack of mail. Uk High Foot high a week and people are requesting all kinds of support. And so obviously when you're doing an editorial process are awards that I mentioned earlier are in theology that the work is very raw and unedited. Because we can't go through a real aditorial process in the turnaround. You need a good couple months because of the snail pace all prison mail is reviewed as we're GONNA here tonight and I'm thankful in advance to everybody who sticks around embarrassed with US Justin's phone calls aren't fifteen minute increments Hang UP AND CALL BACK. The gotTa go through a whole screening. That would in a moment so people's people's lives and communication are one hundred percent red often censored it's often up to the mail room whose mail gets through or not clerk working that day Actually I I. I don't know if we can include this. I wrote a Tony. Eighteen Bed about it for the Guardian. That details of what that looks like

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