John Guess Jr. and the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) hosted the Texas Art for Justice Forum, a community conversation on ways the arts and artists can use their talents to support criminal justice reform and the human rights of individuals impacted by incarceration. HMAAC collaborated with California Lawyers for the Arts and Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts to offer the forum to the public which included a keynote address by Kathy Griffin Grinan and breakout sessions on Juvenile Justice, Restorative Justice, Bail Reform, and more. Additionally, panel discussions featured several persons involved in the arts and/or criminal justice reform including State Reps. Garnet Coleman and James White, Alma Robinson, John Abodeely, Gary Gibbs, Sandra Guerra Thompson, SaulPaul and others. Additional attendees included Dr. Nathaniel Oyinloye, Sammetria Goodson, Jackie Trescott, Dr. Elwyn Lee, Melanie Lawson (ABC13) and others.
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