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Skylight LIVE - Released, Not Free

RELEASED, NOT FREE

Ten unique voices of experience, determined to stay on the road to redemption, share their stories.

Created and Directed by: Michael Kearns

Artists: Gordon, Dorothy, Matt, Kim, Sol, Alicia, Juan, Luis, Delila, Curtis

Post performance Q&A with two of the writers (Alicia and Gordon) and Celina Alvarez, Executive Director of Housing Works and Kathy Watt, Van Ness Recovery House; moderated by Michael Kearns.

- Extended viewing through Sunday, May 30th includes recording of the live chat.
Duration is approximately 60 mins (40 mins performance, 20 mins Q&A)

Released, Not Free was created by Housing Works in partnership with M.E.N.T.O.R.S., Inc., Van Ness Recovery House, and made possible by a Reentry through the Arts grant from the California Arts Council – A California State Agency.

Music by: Michael Teoli
Live Stream Director: Garret Crouch

  • Released Not Free, Skylight LIVE

Schedule

Sun. May 23, 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT

available on demand through May 31, 2021

Learn More: Housing Works


Housing Works’ mission is to create housing and service options that model, with respect and dignity, sustainable, environmentally friendly, affordable communities for people of limited resources. They offer evidence-based housing services to the most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness, assisting them to locate permanent supportive housing and housing retention services. In order to address trauma and promote personal development, they also offer Writing Works, a reflection, writing and spoken word performance program that helps people process and share their experiences for community awareness, understanding and education, as well as Empowerment Works, which enables formerly chronically homeless people to become reintegrated into their community through employment and volunteerism. Housing Works is one of Los Angeles' most effective housing agencies, serving more than 600 individuals, many with a history of engagement with the correctional justice system and re-entry. More at: housingworksca.org

Housing Works, California

California Arts Council, A State Agency: "Reentry Through the Arts" supports arts and culture programs for adults who have been incarcerated within correctional institutions and reinforces the direct impact that arts and culture have on the health, welfare, and economic well-being of all Californians. By focusing on the principles of restorative justice, transformative justice, and reconciliation, Reentry Through the Arts elevates projects that utilize arts and culture as part of a holistic approach to supporting the successful transition of formerly incarcerated individuals back into their communities.

California Arts Council, a State Agency

Skylight Live – Spotlight on Change 2021 offers entertainment that invites understanding, fresh beginnings, and opportunities to grow while helping others.

The online series is designed to bring people together and create connection while we're living lives distanced and apart.  Please visit our partner organization's websites to learn more about who they are and what they do.

Schedule

Sun. May 23, 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT

available on demand through May 31, 2021

Learn More: Housing Works


Housing Works’ mission is to create housing and service options that model, with respect and dignity, sustainable, environmentally friendly, affordable communities for people of limited resources. They offer evidence-based housing services to the most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness, assisting them to locate permanent supportive housing and housing retention services. In order to address trauma and promote personal development, they also offer Writing Works, a reflection, writing and spoken word performance program that helps people process and share their experiences for community awareness, understanding and education, as well as Empowerment Works, which enables formerly chronically homeless people to become reintegrated into their community through employment and volunteerism. Housing Works is one of Los Angeles' most effective housing agencies, serving more than 600 individuals, many with a history of engagement with the correctional justice system and re-entry. More at: housingworksca.org

Housing Works, California

California Arts Council, A State Agency: "Reentry Through the Arts" supports arts and culture programs for adults who have been incarcerated within correctional institutions and reinforces the direct impact that arts and culture have on the health, welfare, and economic well-being of all Californians. By focusing on the principles of restorative justice, transformative justice, and reconciliation, Reentry Through the Arts elevates projects that utilize arts and culture as part of a holistic approach to supporting the successful transition of formerly incarcerated individuals back into their communities.

California Arts Council, a State Agency

Skylight Live – Spotlight on Change 2021 offers entertainment that invites understanding, fresh beginnings, and opportunities to grow while helping others.

The online series is designed to bring people together and create connection while we're living lives distanced and apart.  Please visit our partner organization's websites to learn more about who they are and what they do.

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