By Steve Steim, N-Map’s Creative and Technical Director
This Monday, March 14th, N-Map will be at SXSW Interactive hosting the panel “Strategic Storytelling: Video as Policy Changer.” Our panel will explore how advocates, lawyers, and artists can use legal strategy, innovative storytelling, and design to unravel the web of policies and practices that create an inherently unfair criminal justice system for low-income communities and people of color. Joining N-Map’s Executive Director Adam Stofsky will be Wesley Caines, Re-entry Specialist at Brooklyn Defender Services; Molly Crabapple, artist and writer; and Ed Kashi, photojournalist, filmmaker, and educator.
During the panel, we will also preview our exciting new project with Brooklyn Defender Services: The Justice Trap, a multimedia platform that combines interactive design and short documentaries featuring the stories of people who have suffered as a result of unjust policies and practices. Critically, The Justice Trap will activate the public and policymakers around specific policy reforms.
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