THE ALASEA NETWORK
"IT'S NOT WHERE THEY ARE, IT'S WHO THEY ARE"

WORKING IN OUR COMMUNITIES

PORTRAITS OF FORGOTTEN WOMEN

~Title: #2 POFW by Adrienne La Faye~ All Copyrights Reserved by the ~THE ALASEA NETWORK~ REPRODUCTIONS ANY KIND IS ILLEGAL © 2019

~Title: #2 POFW by Adrienne La Faye~ All Copyrights Reserved by the ~THE ALASEA NETWORK~ REPRODUCTIONS ANY KIND IS ILLEGAL © 2019

 

THE REASONS?

POFW empowers Women to be their best.

Unless YOU take action today their families will die a generational death.

Your contribution will change a Families life forever?

They need YOUR support, because these women haven’t known support that’s why TAN is seriously asking for your help. We’re giving every inmate a free high quality Giclee prints of their portrait. The portraits are beautifully hand crafted by Adrienne La Faye. The paintings are created to build self-esteem for the inmates to see their best selves, especially when they loose hope. KING5 TV is committed partner to telling their stories by producing a documentary of POFW, so can you.

Providing platforms for WOMEN to use HER VOICE, to end her family’s Generational Death.

Participants will have the opportunity to reveal their life stories to children and the families they've left behind. The inmates portrait will include a statement, "In their own words" of who they are or hope to become. The targeted audience for the P.O.F.W project is the Black family, all inmates, children, parents, prison staff, churches, the art world and the Black community.  

Public Education

The U.S. 2018 STATISTICS ACLU: Women in jails are also more likely to suffer from mental health problems and experience serious psychological distress than either women in prisons or men in either correctional setting. Compounding the problem, jails are particularly poorly positioned to provide proper mental health care. (Though that is certainly not to say that prisons are always better at meeting women’s needs.)
When Black women are in prison, they:
· Are less likely to receive visitors than any other demographic in the world.
· Are likely to have the law applied in a different way than their white male counterparts.
· Are likely to have defended themselves against intimate-partner violence.
This is especially troubling given that 80% of women in jails are mothers, and most are primary caretakers of their children. Thus children are particularly susceptible to the domino effect of burdens placed on incarcerated women. The end is Generational Death if we don’t stop mass incarceration.

 

GOALS

Creative process through advocacy

A portrait CHANGES AND CHALLENGES the meaning of one's self's existence, creating an awareness of a new perception. Storytelling is a crucial vehicle for inmates to explain their lives Systems are designed to make people fit neatly into boxes. These women are hanging on the bottom rung in every U.S. socio-economic, gender, and demographic statistic. This project is an empowering social justice project.

Paintings

• The project requires interview sessions of each inmate, take photos and record the video.
• I will paint as many as 52 paintings of the incarcerated African American Woman in a two-year period. 
• The entire project will be shown publicly via original art exhibits, a documentary of the complete creative process, and my personal film short.

POFW, is a national traveling exhibit that will include portraits created by visiting up to five prisons and collecting the stories of forgotten women via artist-to-inmate interviews. It consists of the original paintings along with a documentary film

TAN Nonprofit Organization

Has many outreach programs addressing inequality through art. It’s main purpose to educate and to persuade all to end our nations systemically racist societal systems through bias. KING5 EVENING MAGAZINE is the official TV documentary producer.

 
 
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