Early Bird Registration: Register Now!
June 24 - 28, 2019, at Santa Clara University
California Lawyers for the Arts and the William James Association
in collaboration with
Santa Clara University and the Justice Arts Coalition
For more information, please contact conference staff at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 775-7200 x 101
Download registration form HERE
Jimmy Santiago Baca, the conference artist-in-residence, is a prolific writer whose published works include 18 books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. His most recent work, When I Walk Through That Door, I Am: An Immigrant Mother's Quest for Freedom, describes the journey of an immigrant woman searching for her four year old son after being separated at the US-Mexico border. A winner of the American Book Award, the Pushcart Award, and numerous other honors, he facilitates writing workshops worldwide in prisons, youth offender facilities and alternative schools for at risk youth. After writing a Mexican Roots series for HBO, he established a non-profit, Cedar Tree, Inc. that provides free books through its bookmobile and sends interns to assist teachers in rural communities. During his residence at the Arts in Corrections conference at Santa Clara University, he will present a keynote address, teach a poetry class and provide a training program for artists teaching in correctional institutions.