7 Oct 2020

Flyaway Productions


Thank you for your support of Flyaway Productions!
Flyaway offers you this month’s newsletter from our belief that art can change minds, hearts, and policies. We hope you can take a moment to see MoAD's virtual art show Meet Us Quickly: Painting for Justice from Prison, and listen to the panel of activists in Finding Mercy: Black & Jewish Voices Against Mass Incarceration. Please join our Watch Party of PIVOT: from punishment to empathy to see how our GIRLFLY 2020 artists contemplate a PIVOT away from the school to prison pipeline.

MoAD and Prison Renaissance, in Partnership with Flyaway, bring you

Meet Us Quickly:
Painting for Justice from Prison

A Digital Exhibition

October 1, 2020 – January 31st, 2021
See the work of twelve artists incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. The twenty-one works in the exhibition include linocut prints, acrylic paintings, ink drawings on paper, and collage, and are organized and curated by Prison Renaissance co-founder Rahsaan “New York” Thomas. Eclectic in influence, certain works in this exhibition nod to pointillism and neo-constructivism while others honor the importance of Aaron Douglas and the Harlem Renaissance. These artists maintain significant artistic practices spanning diverse techniques and subjects. The works are presented with accompanying statements written by each artist, allowing these incarcerated men to speak for themselves and share their vision and perspectives in their own words.
See Digital Exhibition

Check Out Our Online Panel Discussion

Finding Mercy: Black & Jewish Voices Against Mass Incarceration

Recorded on October 1, 2020

This panel discussion amplifies the voices of prominent Black and Jewish change makers, and the call for racial justice via an end to mass incarceration.
  • Where do anti-Blackness and anti-Semitism intersect, both historically and currently?
  • How has white supremacy been fueled by both these practices?
  • How can Black and Jewish activism work together to address systemic racial oppression through the criminal justice system and mass incarceration?
Watch Panel Discussion

Join us for our Watch Party of

PIVOT: from punishment to empathy

GIRLFLY 2020 on Film

October 23, 2020
Friday, 5-6pm

Witness the culmination of dance making and activism by some amazing San Francisco teens. Instead of live performances this year, we bring you highlights from the GIRLFLY program, captured on film.
RSVP to jo@flyawayproductions.com for Watch Party link!
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Credits: 1) Day Dreamer by Christopher “Khalifah” Christensen; 2) Gary Harrell Plays Blues by Gary Harrell; 3) Photo by Vitali Kononov of GIRLFLY 2020; 4) Photo by Robert Whitman of Pilobolus
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