Collections by Michelle Brown WSG Sisi Reid & Cozine Welch Jr with UofM PCAP

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Sisi Reid and Cozine Welch Jr. have worked together at the University of Michigan’s Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP). The Project encompasses both academic and volunteer-based programs at the University of Michigan. PCAP is a member of Humanize the Numbers, an ongoing project that utilizes collaborative art practices, public installations, and cross-disciplinary workshops to connect incarcerated men and women in Michigan prisons with hundreds of students, artists, researchers, and activists in Southeast Michigan. Sisi is a theatre artist, spoken word performer, youth worker, and activist fueled by connection and community. As a storyteller, she uses theatre to activate awareness of social injustices, build community, and encourage myself and others to bring out their internal power. She’s originally from Maryland and she studied theater at the University of Maryland College Park. Although she has been residing in Ann Arbor, MI she will soon be returning to Maryland Cozine was incarcerated at the age of 17. He attained his degree in Business Administration and since reentering the community he has continued his education currently pursuing an MFA degree. He is an accomplished poet and guitarist. A regular contributor to The Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing, Cozine has been featured in six of the seven volumes and penned the introduction to Volume 4. They will talk about the path that brought them together and will forever link them as friends and creatively.

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