This Cantastoria (picture storytelling with song) uses a handmade quilt to trace the history of the Prison Industrial Complex from slavery to mass incarceration and the killing of Black and Brown people by police in the U.S. The project is a collaboration with self-taught quilter Sylvia Hernandez and community-based organization El Puente. The piece was first performed at El Puente’s annual ¡WEPA! Festival for Southside Performing Arts, and a second time with youth artists of El Puente’s For The Movement Theatre Collective (FTM), both in the Southside of Williamsburg (Los Sures), Brooklyn. Cantastoria text by @canocangejo, quilt design by @arkitectita and quilt made by @quiltgirl61 for @agitarte_cultural_works.
If all Lives Matter ‘Cause We’re All Equal, Why Are Some Lives More Equal Than Others?
Dey Hernández, Jorge Díaz Ortiz and Sylvia Hernández