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The WordsUncaged Project

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pull quoteWordsUncaged was founded by Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy to provide a platform for men sentenced to life sentences in California prisons to dialogue and critically engage with the world beyond the prison walls.  The project offers opportunities for rethinking who incarcerated men are, exploring our common humanity, as well as imagining alternatives to (Read more . . .)

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Photo from Words Uncaged Art Exhibition, Mother Holding ChildWordsUncaged Lancaster Prison Art and Literary Exhibit, April 8-May 5, 2017

WordsUncaged will celebrate the publication of the inaugural WordsUncaged Art & Literary Journal from Lancaster State Prison. It features original artwork, writing, poetry and sculptures, as well as portraits of many of the participants at Lancaster by photographer Scott Schafer. In addition, Avenue 50 Gallery will host a creative, interactive, exhibit for incarcerated artists, writers, students and poets at California State Prison (Read more . . .)

student interns/fellowsStudent Internships/Fellowships

The WordsUncaged Project will be looking for undergraduate and graduate students to serve as volunteers. Up to five students will be awarded $750 fellowships to support their work as interns in the program. Interns will support work on the WordsUncaged Prison journal and the "storying" exhibition as well as supporting promotional efforts and civic engagement courses. If you are a current Cal State LA English major or graduate student and are interested in learning more about opportunities to participate in the WordsUncaged Project, contact the Office for Engagement, Service and the Public Good.

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