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Ear Hustle: An Evening with Nigel Poor

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Ear Hustle: An Evening with Nigel Poor

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Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Thursday, January 30, at 9 a.m.

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DESCRIPTION:
Ear Hustle is a top-rated, award-winning podcast produced inside San Quentin that showcases stories about life behind bars. Now about to begin its fourth season, it has been featured in The AtlanticVogueThe New York Times, and The New Yorker. This event will feature Ear Hustle co-creator and co-producer Nigel Poor in a conversation about the behind-the-wall creation of the podcast, the challenges and rewards of recording from inside prison, the hard realities of mass incarceration, and the possibilities of restorative justice.

Bios:
Ear Hustle
 brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Bay Area visual artist Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods, who was formerly incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and was co-founded with fellow inmate Antwan Williams. The team works in the San Quentin media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.

Nigel Poor is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is a professor of photography at California State University, Sacramento. In 2011, Poor got involved with San Quentin State Prison as a volunteer professor for the Prison University Project. In 2013, she started working with a group of incarcerated men producing a radio project called The San Quentin Prison Report. She is the co-creator, co-producer, and co-host of the Ear Hustle podcast.

Related event:
Amplifying Voices: A Workshop with Nigel Poor

Friday, February 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 pm
Doheny Memorial Library 121
For more info, click here.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by Stephanie Bower (Writing Program), Willa Seidenberg (Communication and Journalism), and Heidi Rummel (Law, Post-Conviction Justice Project).