Adrienne Skye Roberts works at the crossroads of art, education, and social justice organizing. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the descendant of Eastern European Jewish immigrants imprisoned during the McCarthy Era for their political beliefs. Her work focuses on the radical potential of storytelling to shift politics and to transform our understanding of ourselves and our communities. Her current creative and political projects are in resistance to the prison industrial complex and in collaboration with those most directly impacted by incarceration. Roberts is a member of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP), a grassroots prison abolition organization that provides support and advocacy for women and transgender people in California state prisons, and a founding member of Fired Up!, a self-empowerment collective operating from both inside and outside San Francisco’s county jail. She believes that art classrooms are fertile grounds for developing self-awareness, collectivity, and liberation politics.
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