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Aluzarte “Art in Prison”: A Talk by Lucia Pichardo and Bertha González

  • University of the West 1409 Walnut Grove Ave Rosemead, CA 91770 (map)
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Nelson Mandela wrote in his diary: “… the cell is an ideal place to learn to know yourself, to search realistically and regularly the process of your own mind and feelings.” Mandela said that meditation and art were the two pillars of his life, which sustained him through his 27 years of incarceration. According to the founders of Aluzarte, this is the idea and emotion, which inspired them in their undertaking.


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Aluzarte is an endeavor to teach art and meditation in female prisons in Mexico, helping these women to heal trauma and prepare for the integration into their new society when they are released. Some of the incredible emotionally charged artworks produced by the students of Aluzarte will be shown at the Budart Exhibition.

Attend a talk by organizers of Aluzarte and learn the story behind this project and how it helps those who have lost hope to regain it. Read more

Location: Auditorium

Later Event: September 20
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