Emancipate NC joined with Eno Friends Meeting, Alamance-Orange Prison Ministry, Human Kindness Foundation, and Our Children’s Place of Coastal Horizons on July 30 for an evening of art, music, and poetry.

Emancipate NC undergraduate intern Bella Lane organized community members to read aloud poems written by incarcerated people. Cierra Cobb curated poems from Emancipate NC’s friends Larry Leggett and Dadi McNair. Dawn Blagrove gave remarks to center the ceremony in the import of poetry and art to the pursuit of freedom. The Margaret Lane Gallery displayed framed artwork from individuals incarcerated at Orange Correctional Center.

The event was covered in the News Observer here.