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The Arts and Emotional Well-Being: Dialogue with Sitar Arts Center

Free Minds Poet Ambassador Gordon will take the virtual stage at 5:00 PM EST on April 8th for the Sitar Arts Center Salon Dialogue on The Arts and Emotional Well-Being. The free event will feature conversations with artists, therapists, and advocates for improved mental health through arts practice and experiences. In addition to Gordon, speakers…

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Lines: New Animated Short Film Featuring Free Minds Poetry

Poetry by Free Minds members Alfredo, Aundrey, DC, Myron, Tavon, and Terrell is featured in the new animated short film, “Lines,” by Claire Fleming and produced by Letitia Wright (starring Letitia Wright, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jodie Turner-Smith, Adepero Oduye and Riz Ahmed). Currently playing at the Toronto Black Film Festival from February 10 – February…

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How you can stir up some ‘good trouble’ through causes John Lewis supported

Free Minds was honored to be included in this list of causes supported by the late Congressman John Lewis. Lewis visited members of our program in a DC jail in 2016. Free Minds Book Club created the Congressman John Lewis Fellowship, which pays former inmates to promote nonviolence and racial equity through storytelling and poetry.…

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