How Are We Free Opens March 22 at Studio 34

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Join the LifeLines Project at Studio 34 for the opening of the How Are We Free exhibit.

How Are We Free explores the nature of freedom and confinement through creative collaboration between people who have been sentenced to die in prison and visual artists outside the prison walls. Visual economies and regimes of power have been massively employed by the state and the media in order to criminalize people. This exhibit interrupts those regimes and instead invites viewers to investigate what actually creates conditions for safety, healing, justice, transformation, and liberation.

The event will feature work from the exhibit and a panel discussion with artists, incarcerated LifeLines members, and activists from the movement to end Death By Incarceration. The event will take place from 7-9 on Friday, March 22 at Studio 34 (4522 Baltimore Ave).

Panelists include Noelle Lorraine Williams, Kempis Ghani Songster, and Robert Saleem Holbrook. They will be joined via prerecorded audio by LifeLines members David “Dawud” Lee and Marie “Mechie” Scott.

The participating artists are: Makeba Rainey (Philadelphia), Noelle Lorraine Williams (New Jersey), Matice Moore (Baltimore), Alma Sheppard-Matsuo (Philadelphia), Gb Kim (Brooklyn), Robin Markle (Philadelphia), and Kate DeCiccio (Washington DC). Their collaborators on the inside are Clinton Walker, Terri Harper, Felix “Phill” Rosado, Avis Lee, David “Dawud” Lee, Marie “Mechie” Scott, and Charles Boyd.

Can’t make the opening? The exhibit will be up in Studio 34 until April 27th. Open hours are:

Mon – Thu: 10AM – 8PM
Fri: 10AM – 6PM
Sat-Sun: 10AM – 4PM

Or check out the digital version of the exhibit at

How Are We Free was produced by LifeLines: Voices Against the Other Death Penalty. The LifeLines Project is a media project conducted across the prison walls to highlight the voices and analysis of those serving Death By Incarceration sentences, more commonly known as Life Without Parole. More at