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ART IS A FORM OF FREEDOM – April 18th at the Georgia Museum of Art
Reason to Celebrate by Michael Clark
The end of the year. We are finally here! The time when all the holidays fall in sequence as family gatherings, parties, soirees, and more seem to be never-ending. We cheer with people we haven’t seen the year before and keep our spirits merry and warm. Let’s not forget any family tradition we uphold from…Read More
A letter to a friend coming home by Michael Clark
I recently wrote a letter to a friend’s daughter who was incarcerated. When I wrote her, she had just got her time and was still in the throws of understanding what her future looked like. I felt it was necessary to write her to discuss some things I knew she was soon to encounter, something…Read More
Welcome Eric Lewis!
We are excited to announce our new Director of Academics, Eric Lewis. Eric Lewis earned his Ph.D. in English, with minors in gender studies and Irish studies, at the University of Notre Dame in 2019. He began work on higher education in prison as a graduate student and taught first-year composition and literature for…Read More
First Date by Michael Clark
I gained a humble dose of wisdom after one of the first dates I went on when I got home. I had been on a few prior to this, but this woman, who I will call Cara (not her real name), was different. We had met during a New Year’s Eve party and had hit…Read More
CGA IS MAKING HEADLINES!
Check out the recent articles about Common Good Atlanta in the AJC, 11Alive News, and ArtsAtlanta. “Common Good Atlanta” documentary shows how lit liberates Georgia inmatesRead More
“Now You Know” – Burrus Graduation Speech
Welcome Dominique Harris!
We would like to welcome Dominique Harris to the CGA Team! Dominique has joined us as the Alumni Outreach Coordinator. As the AOC, Dominique will help advance the mission of the See Us Differently Campaign through various events throughout the year. This program is in support of a Georgia Humanities grant awarded to CGA in…Read More
Letters: Stay in touch with family and friends by Michael Clark
During the first summer at my first prison camp, I was on lockdown. There are a lot of things to explain about this situation, so bear with me for a moment. My first prison camp was in Waycross, Georgia, and it was a close security camp which also had the distinction of being a medical/low-level…Read More
Clemente Course: Introduction to Philosphy – Whitworth Women’s Facility, Summer 2022
Course Description Some recurring questions in the history of philosophy concern the nature and value of knowledge – what constitutes knowledge as opposed to belief or opinion, how does one acquire knowledge, and what is the purpose of it? This course will be a survey of some prominent perspectives on knowledge through the lens of…Read More