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Behind the Mask: Reducing Recidivism and Transforming Lives: Sabra Williams at TEDxCulverCity

Updated: Apr 11, 2020

Compassionate and beautiful talk given by Sabra Williams, Founder of the Actors' Gang Prison Project in Los Angeles. She has spoken widely on the subject and below is one of my favorite talks she's given. Enjoy!

From Tedx Talks:

"Sabra Williams has received international acclaim for her work as an artist and Founder of The Actors' Gang Prison Project. After establishing a body of work as an actress and television presenter in the United Kingdom and internationally, Sabra became an "alien of exceptional ability" upon her arrival to Los Angeles in 2002. In 2004 she was honored with an invitation to serve as a company member of The Actors' Gang (Tim Robbins, Artistic Director). Based in part on her experience of working in prisons in the United Kingdom with The English Shakespeare Company and The London Shakespeare Workout, Sabra created The Actors' Gang Prison Project and currently serves as the program's director in addition to serving as the company's Director of Outreach, overseeing prevention programs for at-risk youth and gang members. The program has been featured by the British Broadcasting Corporation, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and National Public Radio, as well as other publications, articles, and radio and television shows. In her Talk, Sabra shares her work with inmates from The California Institute for Men, The California Institute for Women, The California Rehabilitation Center and New Folsom Prison, illustrating the power of the Arts to effect social and inner transformation."

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