Los Angeles: Inside Outside March 14- 17

Upcoming in Los Angeles:

Dance classes on Wed. March 14 and Fri. March 16.

Are you a service provider or do you use reentry services in community? Come to our Saturday March 17 workshop to help inform our campaign and get involved.

And two nights of performance! Scroll down for more info.

Dancing Through Prison Walls
A Benefit for Critical Resistance and California Coalition for Women Prisoners

Performance and performative art by d. Sabela Grimes, Tom Tsai, Jay Carlon, Alex Almaraz, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Suchi Branfman, and more.

Presented by Highways Performance Space, Critical Resistance Los Angeles and the Committee for Racial Justice.


March 16 and 17 
Doors + DJ at 8pm,
Performance at 8:30pm


Highways Performance Space 
1651 18th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Tickets $25, $20 (students, seniors and members)

Facebook event here.


Speakers and movement hosts: Ella Turenne, Ivette Alé (CURB), Geri Silva (Fair Chance Project), Shana L. Redmond (UCLA), and Youth Justice Coalition.

Dancers Ernst Fenelon Jr., Anna Paz, Nia Cooper, Amy Oden, Stephanie Lim and Olivia Howie.

 DJ's Arthur Lien and IZLA.

And a special screening by Ashley Hunt based upon his space and image series, "Degrees of Visibility."

IZLA will be joining us as DJ on Saturday night.
Ashley Hunt, "Degrees of Visibility"

"Movement for the Movement" Dance Classes
Highways Performance Space
Come learn with two of our featured performers! Open to all levels.

Wednesday March 14, 11am - 1pm: Beginning Breaking with Tom Tsai 
Friday March 16, 11am - 1pm: Dance Improvisation with Jay Carlon

These two classes offer an immersive opportunity for all dancers and non-dancers, abolitionist supporters and movement organizers. Much appreciation to Jay and Tom for donating these classes to the movement! Donations encouraged, no one turned away for lack of funds. Please share the Facebook event widely.

Workshop March 17: Care Not Cages:
Workshop on Reentry Services & the LA Jail Fight

Saturday, March 17th 11am-1pm

Chuco's Justice Center, 1137 E Redondo Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302

Facebook Event

People directly impacted and service providers can play a key role in the ReImagine 109 campaign which is working to shift 50% of all funding allocated through AB 109 for reentry support away from the Sheriff's Department and to community-based and user-led services. While this space is open to others, the workshop will be geared towards service providers or users. Please share this message with your friends and comrades who may be interested in attending! RSVP HERE


During the autumn of 2017, longtime activist choreographer Suchi Branfman hosted dance choreographers and visual artists to share their work and creative process with imprisoned men at California Rehabilitation Center, a medium-security state men’s prison in Norco, California. Over the course of eight weeks, the men inside learned and performed with visting artists Alex Almaraz, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Jay Carlon, d. Sabela Grimes and Tom Tsai. These collaborative processes developed into a critical dialogue about freedom, confinement and how we survive restriction, limitations and denial of power.

INSIDE OUTSIDE brings these classes and the work from inside the prison back into LA for a night of performance and resistance. We invite you to join us to celebrate the power and human dignity that prison walls cannot contain. Together, we build for a world beyond imprisonment! Read more about the show here.