Pick up the (micro) Phone! Open mic and fundraiser!

pick up the microPhone!

Join us for an open mic night hosted by the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP) and students in Carleton University’s Community Engaged Sociology (SOCI4170), to engage in performances and critical discussions around the impacts of criminalization and incarceration on prisoners’ mental and physical health through art. All proceeds will go towards supporting CPEP’s new Jail Information and Accountability Line – a local phone line for prisoners to seek community support and report human rights concerns at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre.

Performance pieces may include (but are not limited to) beat poetry, singing, music, dancing, and more! Performances may be submitted in advance to sarah.fiander@carleton.ca, or you can sign-up at the door.

We will be selling raffle tickets at the door for a chance to win prizes.

Entrance cost is by donation.

We hope you will join us in supporting a great cause!