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Couillard Lecutre: Hope in Hard Times: Prison Art for Social Justice

  • Presented By: ArtsQuest
  • Location: Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building
  • Address: 25 West Third St., Bethlehem, PA
  • Phone: (610) 332-1300
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: Free

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In conjunction with an Art for Justice exhibit (see below), Tyrone Werts will speak about his experiences growing up in Philadelphia and his conviction in 1974 for second-degree murder with a life sentence without parole. He will talk about living at Graterford Prison for nearly 37 years, where he earned his GED and his bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and served as President of the Lifers Association. Since his sentence was commuted to life on parole by Gov. Rendell, he has worked in the community for The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program and as a consultant for the Philadelphia Public Defenders Assoc. Mr. Werts will address the role of education and the arts in prison and the concepts of hope, justice, legacy, and change.We encourage you to register for this free event at the following site: www.moravianseminary.edu/academics/continuing-education