“Unique Writing Program Decreases Violence at the County Jail” Reply

For the full story, visit http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2927455.shtml?

The Lead Facilitators of the JustWrite Program, Carlos and Diahndra, would like to give a special thanks to the Albuquerque MDC for making this project possible and allowing it to flourish.  Thanks also to Wendy Jason and Jiva Manske at Georgetown University for co-facilitating a write exchange between MDC and Georgetown.  Thanks to Adriana Ramirez de Arellano for collaborating with JustWrite and allowing Interns to work with us from the Feminism In Action course at the University of New Mexico.  Lastly, we’d like to give a big thanks to the talented writers and artists who have chosen to be present and share their voice in this project; you inspire us.

JustWrite on KUNM Espejos de Aztlán program 

Lead facilitators and co-founders of JustWrite, Diahndra Grill and Carlos Contreras, join us live to talk about the program and share some pieces from past and current JustWrite participants.

If you missed the live show on 3/25, you can tune in here:   http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19011218/032513_JustWrite.wav


Inmate Authored Poem 2


Never silent
We lived so hard
And so authentically
We decided
To Write our lives
My fellow poets
Our hearts shake the world
A constant tremor
We heard the call
And chose not to remain
Now they have our
Hearts in their hands
This is how we pulled them
Into The Conversation

No wrong
Just Write