No Small Talk Ep. 3: Stories about incarceration in Arkansas
On this week’s “No Small Talk,” we’re discussing the upcoming event “Barred: True Stories of Incarceration,” hosted by The Yarn (a storytelling group) and decARcerate (an advocacy group working to reduce Arkansas’s prison population).
The event is taking place Wednesday Jan. 31, 7 p.m. at the New Deal Salon, 2003 South Louisiana Street.
For our discussion of the event (which begins at little after the 5 minute mark) we welcomed in: Hilary Trudell, Founder and Executive Producer of The Yarn; Zachary Crow, Executive Director for decARcerate; and DeAngelo Lee, President and Founder of “I Too Have A Dream,” an organization for those re-entering after prison who will be telling a story at the event.
As we discuss on the podcast, Lee was imprisoned in Arkansas for about eight years. Since release, he’s been helping others who’ve been incarcerated. He hosts a support group meeting each Thursday evening at Pulaski Heights Baptist Church (2200 Kavanaugh Blvd.).