The article that Olivia sent out about the ethics of literacy was super interesting. It still kind of runs along the line of the controversial definition of literacy. It is nice to see some statistics or facts in the articles and in the ethical article I liked how they tied parts of it to the human brain and compared a few things about men and women. These small things are still so very crucial even if we don’t bring attention to them everyday. It is good to be aware because the way “literacy” is being taught today, the writer of the article says that his profession is ruing it. Ironic.
The article I chose as about bringing all sorts of arts into the jails and prisons. They mentioned things from knitting to painting and all in between. The best part of the article is that I really felt a positive overall feeling about it. Obviously I was so happy reading about when the arts were brought into the jails and prisons in the late 90’s, music was the first thing they did.
“Arts in Prison was started in the 1990s by Elvera Voth, a choral conductor who believed the incarcerated would benefit from the healing powers of music. “Elvera said, ‘I’d rather have them come home with hope in their hearts than hate in their eyes.”
I agree with all of the ideas this article brings up. It is about creativity and having writers look through a different pair of eyes or look outside of the box they are used to. As should we all. I hope that one day the jail can have all of these sorts of arts and crafts to have as outlets for the inmates.