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Educate Don't Incarcerate

ID Number: 12371
Maker: Sheila Pinkel; Deborah Krall
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: 2000
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 57.5 cm x 44.5 cm; 22 5/8 in x 17 1/2 in
Main Subject: Prisons & Prisoners; Education; Children
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Educate Don't Incarcerate

Acquisition Number: 2000-119

Made for the D2K protests

Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG with permission.

Exhibition Annotation:
In 1995, while Deborah Krall was teaching pre school in Boyle Heights, one of her students and his older brother came to the school’s Halloween parade in black and white striped convict costumes. Krall was extremely disturbed at this image considering the high rates of incarceration for Latinos. After photographing the child in his costume, Krall used the photo as the focal point of a 1996 art installation in a cell at the Lincoln Heights Jail. The silkscreen poster shown here was made four years later, during the 2000 Democratic National Convention in downtown Los Angeles, and was carried by hundreds of people during a demonstration against police brutality.

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