Today we draw your attention to an exhibition currently running in Auckland created by JustSpeak which gives voice to those with lived experience of the justice system.

JustSpeak describes how the “exhibition features the intimate stories of sixteen Kiwis who have been affected by incarceration. The stories run alongside portraits by a number of Kiwi artists including Marianne Muggeridge, Xoë Hall and John Crawford”.

Our rōpū member Jess Hastings was deeply involved in helping make the exhibition come into fruition and shares her story about taking part in the follow short video by Re:

We are so appreciative of having Jess continue to work with us to build upon this mahi of JustSpeak to realise a positive future for whānau who come before the criminal justice system with intersecting experiences of mental distress and/or addiction. We all believe in the power that will come from listening to those with lived experience of incarceration.

The exhibition will be running till the 15th September at Toi Tū / 1 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby | Auckland.

If you cannot make it in person, you can view the exhibition online at https://www.justspeak.org.nz/koreropono

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