Project Statement:
Letters from the Etui, curated by Brianna Mims, Minh Han Vu and Georgina Grkikian, is a platform displaying animated shorts and a series of workshops to further support abolitionist frameworks, from personal to political practice.

The video series ,led by Dr. Kamran Afary, is a collaboration between Professor Zachary Zezima’s Cal State LA's Animation Option students and Dr. Kamran Afary’s Lancaster State Prison's Communication Studies students. Each film is a letter that utilizes the writing and narration of incarcerated students in conjunction with animation to illuminate and visualize the inner and outer lives of those in the prison system.

Our workshop series is designed to further explore the intricacies of the shorts, giving participants tools to take actionable steps towards abolition.

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