2008 Imagining America Conference: "Layers of Place, Movements of People: Public Engagement in a Diverse America"
October 2-4, 2008
Los Angeles, California
Hosted by the Center for Diversity and Democracy, University of Southern California
For more information, please go to the Imagining America page.
Research Guide for Eye for Eye: A Dramatic Investigation
This research guide is designed to support the October 2nd, 2008, Visions and Voices event, Eye for Eye: A Dramatic Investigation of Incarceration and Justice in American Society.
Eye for Eye includes an open rehearsal and subsequent performance by the Cornerstone Theater Company, a collaborative and community-based theater ensemble, of For All Time, a work in progress, and the newest play in their five-part Justice Cycle. Developed collaboratively with members of the community, For All Time explores themes of incarceration, retribution and justice in U.S. society.
Following the evening performance, USC professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore moderates a discussion with Cornerstone members and people affected by the California prison system.
These events coincide with Imagining America’s national conference, held October 2-4 at USC’s Davidson Conference Center. Imagining America is a national consortium of colleges and universities committed to public scholarship in the arts and humanities and to the civic engagement of both scholars and universities.
For more information or to register, please visit www.imaginingamerica.org. Eye for Eye is organized by Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Geography and American Studies and Ethnicity) and George Sanchez (History and American Studies and Ethnicity) in conjunction with USC’s Center for Diversity and Democracy and the Imagining America conference.