Incorrigibles: Bearing Witness to the Incarcerated Girls of New York

On January 31, Alison Cornyn will hold a panel discussion at the Courthouse to explore the past, present, and future of girls' and women's justice in New York. 

Incorrigibles: Bearing Witness to the Incarcerated Girls of New York by Alison Cornyn is a documentary art project borne of the stories and lives of girls and young women incarcerated for being "incorrigible" at the now closed, New York State Training School for Girls.

Incorrigibles aims to reexamine and challenge the language and conceptions that have historically been used to label, define, and confine girls from 1900 to the present day.  This multi-media exhibition opened on October 11, 2018, International Day of the Girl, at the Charles P. Sifton Gallery, Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn, NY, and includes a short film, archival and contemporary photographic prints, paintings, embroidery, and letters from the girls, oral histories from women incarcerated when they were young, and the work of artist Beth Thielen, known for her one-of-a-kind artist books and public art projects.

Yale Law School Professor Judith Resnik will moderate. Featured speakers include women who were incarcerated at the New York State Training School for Girls; Columbia law professor Brett Dignam; neuroscientist Laurie Leitch; Ruth Hamilton, of Still She Rises; and several women graduates of the Eastern District’s alternative to incarceration and reentry programs.

The exhibit can be viewed regularly at the Charles P. Sifton Gallery, Brooklyn Federal Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East Brooklyn, NY 11201.  

Gallery hours are 8:30 AM-5PM Monday through Friday. 

When:
The panel discussion will be held on
January 31, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Where:
The Ceremonial Courtroom, Brooklyn Federal Courthouse
US District Courthouse, Eastern District of NY
225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY 11201