Add Your State
Your history — and that of your community — will tell a different story that teaches us all something new.
Add perspectives from your state by:
- contributing individual stories or media to the web platform;
- creating a new piece of the exhibition around your state;
- hosting the exhibit and public dialogues in your community.
To facilitate your contribution, SOI offers:
- formats for media SOI staff to upload to the SOI website;
- design templates for additional modules for the physical exhibit;
- discussion guides, dialogue designs, and speakers’ bureau for public programs;
- exhibit plans.
- Teach a course on the history of incarceration nationally/globally as well as in your local community, using SOI teaching resources.
- Lead students to collaborate with others directly impacted by incarceration outside the college/university to curate a new “chapter” of SOI about a history of incarceration in your state/community, using SOI design template and workplan, for inclusion in physical and digital SOI exhibit.
- Host exhibit at a local venue.
- Host public dialogues around exhibit.
- Pay digital and physical exhibit design/fabrication fee.
- Teaching resources on both subject and methodology, including readings and other media on incarceration histories, speakers bureau, and guidelines and models for community collaboration/co-curation and dialogue facilitation.
- Week-by-week curation work plan, providing guideline for how to work with your team to produce a “chapter” within a one or two semester sequence.
- Design guidelines detailing number of images, amount of text, and options for media and formats for both physical and digital exhibits.
- Design files and material specifications and instructions for production of additional local exhibits.
- Digital and physical exhibit design and production (physical design and production can also be done locally if local partner prefers).
- Exhibit shipped and insured.
- Public program designs.
- Communications package and support for publicizing local events.
- Web platform for student reflections on States of Incarceration blog.
- Convenings with other national partners, with opportunities for students, faculty, and community partners to exchange work and experiences.