#1 Resilience - A conversation with Christopher Myers & Pastor Isaac Scott
For our opening series on Resilience, we partnered with the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution, or IIP, at John Jay College in New York, a think tank innovating for the future of prosecutors and the communities they serve across the United States. The first episode features a conversation between Christopher Myers, a multimedia artist, writer and playwright, and Pastor Isaac Scott, a multimedia artist, poet and human rights activist. How can art help build resilience and bring change, especially to those impacted by the criminal justice system ? This is what we are discussing in this series of 5 episodes. This episode was recorded on May 8, 2020.
"Am I Going Too Fast?" a short film by Hank Willis Thomas and Christopher Myers
Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge
"Am I Going Too Fast?" is a digital tapestry of the intersecting worlds and interactions of craftspeople, shopkeepers, and ordinary folks whose lives have been transformed by new technologies, cell phone banking, and micro-finance; threads that weave together to form a web of connection and possibility in contemporary Nairobi. Hank Willis Thomas is the creator of Question Bridge: Black Male a non-fiction new media project and recipient of a New Media Fellowship, New Media Fund grant from the Tribeca Film Institute and Aperture West Book Prize. Co-Director Christopher Myers is an artist and writer best known for his books for young people which have garnered Caldecott Honors and been shortlisted for the National Book Award.
Christopher Myers appears at the 2013 National Book Festival, 9/22/2013.Speaker Biography: Christopher Myers won a prestigious Caldecott Honor in 1998 for his illustrations in "Harlem," a poem written by his father, Walter Dean Myers, who is the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. In 2000 Christopher Myers won a Coretta Scott King Award for "Black Cat," a book he wrote as well as illustrated. The precocious Myers started reading by the time he was 4. By the time he was 9, he had become a voracious drawer of pictures. Myers has just published "H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination." For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6051