Do you need a dynamic speaker that will excite and motivate your audience?
Anthony Papa is an experienced speaker that has given presentations in many different venues from major universities to schools for troubled youth, churches, prisons, and criminal justice conferences. Using a multi visual presentation which includes videos, slide talks of his art incorporating criminal justice issues, he has a unique approach that inspires and captivates the target audience. To inquire about this service please contact Mr. Papa at firstname.lastname@example.org 0r call 646-420-7290
Some examples of Papa's speaking style can be seen widely on the internet
Anthony Papa on Bronx Net Talking about his one man show at the Outsider Gallery
Anthony Papa on Capital 9 News Historic Rockefeller Reforms
SOME EVENTS MR. PAPA HAS APPEARED AT:
The New School Pardons: The Power Nobody Wants ( Panel discussion)
LaGuardia Community College
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College, The Little Theatre
Guests: two men who spent time in prison and were able to turn their lives
around through the vehicle of creative art and activism.
Anthony Papa: author of 15 to Life, How I Painted My Way to Freedom, and Communications Specialist for Drug Policy Alliance
And Felipe Coronel, AKA Immortal Technique: Peruvian-born Harlem-based rapper/revolutionary activist, and president of Viper Records.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Anthony Papa - author “15 to Life” and Communications Specialist Drug Policy Alliance,
Full Spectrum panel discussion,"THE INVISIBLES: A discussion with four
creators who have lived among the unseen.", 7:00-9:30 p.m., at WNYC Radio's The Greene Space, in Lower Manhattan.
Franklin Pierce University : SSDP Northeast Regional Conference 4/08 (key note address)
The Heritage High School 1680 Lexington Avenue NY,NY (multimedia presentation to high school students)
The official site of Anthony Papa, artist, writer, noted advocate against .... The Heritage School was founded in 1997, focusing its curriculum on the arts. ...
Church Center for the United Nations 777 UN Plaza NY NY (multimedia presentation to youth )
Sponsored by Jay Godfrey Seminar Designer United Methodist Seminar Program
Vassar College, NY Multi Media Presentation "15 To Life"
... ANTHONY PAPA. Thu, April 7 -- 7 PM -- Villard Room. Formerly incarcerated
artist and current drug war reform activist, Anthony Papa will be visiting ...
vsa.vassar.edu/ - 9k - 23 Apr 2005 -
Princeton University NJ
Multi Media Presentation "15 To Life"
The Daily Princetonian - Students bring Anthony Papa to ...
... Artist and former prison inmate Anthony Papa spent 12 years in prison for
passing 4.5 oz. of cocaine in 1984. Addressing a small group of Princeton ...
www.dailyprincetonian.com/ archives/2005/04/06/news/12570.shtml - 29k -
Ideas In Action - Past Series Info
... Visual Arts - Anthony Papa A Prison-Art Exhibit. Thursday, October 4th- 4:30pm
Frist 307. ... In 1985, Anthony Papa owned a radio repair business in the Bronx. ...
www.princeton.edu/~ideas/past.htm - 11k - Cached - Similar pages
Harvard University Boston - Graduate School of Education "Prisons in America Series" "15 Years To Life: Art, Education, and One Man's Road To Freedom" A multi media presentation Harvard Hall Room 210 Boston
Columbia University School of Law "Latinos In The United States" The Evolving Relationship with Latin America/ Second Annual Latino Law Symposium NYC
Bard College : The Bard Prison Initiative
"A Forum on NY's Laws Targeting Non-Violent Drug Offenders"
Part of Five Part Series Discussing American Justice
St. Johns University :A
Dialogue on Justice Drug Laws and Non-Violent Crime
John Jay College "Criminal Justice Presentation" (see comments below)
Southampton College, League of Woman Voters "Balancing Justice" L.I. NY
New York University
Mercy College NY: Criminal Justice presentation (see comments below)
SUNY Purchase College NY
University of Michigan (PCAP Program) see links section
Hoffstra University's Art Theraphy Club L.I. NY
CUNY University of NY
Undergraduate/Graduate Drug Course
Department of Health Services
PACE University NY
Fordham University :Rockefeller
Drug Law Teach-In
Bronx, NY McGinley Center :Room 235
of Illionis "15 to Life: Unintended
Consequences of the War on Drugs"
... Anthony Papa, well-known Drug War activist and artist will be on campus for
a talk on April 23rd. His web site is [http://www.15yearstolife.com]. ...
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The League of Women Voters of New York State
... Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office; Deborah Peterson Small, Director of
Public Policy for the Lindesmith Center; Anthony Papa, Paralegal with Fish & ...
www.lwvny.org/balancingjustice/ltaskforce.html - 42k - Cached - Similar pages
Church of Living Hope, Harlem NY :Host of political events for Andrew Cuomo
and Tom Galisano in their bids for Governor of NYS (see photos)
Rye Presbyterian Church , Rye NY
South Presbyterian Church , NY
Yorktown Untied Methodist Church "Can Anything
Good Come From Prison"
A One Day Regional Criminal Justice Conference
Yorktown Heights NY
The Fortune Society
Spofford Correctional Facility for Youth (This changed my life forever-speaking prisoners that were aged 10 through 15 years old (see comments below)
JusticeWorks Community NYC
Touro Law School "New York State's Controversial Drug Laws - How have they worked?"
Puffin Room : The Rockefeller Drug Laws: It's
435 Broome St. NY, NY
Diocese of Buffalo New York : Forum on the Rockefeller Drug Laws (see comments below)
The Interfaith Center of New York Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Working Retreat on Social Justice NY
St. Matthews Church NYC
All Souls Parish Port Chester NY --served as preacher with Judge John Carey as liturgist (Carey denied my request for freedom while sitting on the bench as a County Court Judge in Westchester County)
Lindesmith Center’s Drug Policies for the New Millennium in Alburquerque NM
Satellite Academy High School in Queens NY (see comments below)
CASES Career Exploration Project NYC
The House of The Lord Church Timbuktu Learning Center "Repeal The Rockefeller Drug Laws"
Gossett Correctional Center for Youth in conjunction with Cornell University
Rikers Island NYC
Prison Moratorium Project NYC
Critical Resistance at Columbia University NYC
Maryknoll "The Prison Years" : an art exhibit and lecture , Ossining NY
The Performing Arts Center Purchase College : Seven Last Words of Christ
Performed with the Vermeer Quartet
The Herbert Mark Newman Theatre "Voices From Inside" Art exhibit and lecture
The Community Church of NY Unitarian Church of NY Unitarian Universallst
"Rockefeller Drug Laws: Close Up
The City of New York Department of Juvenile Justice at Spofford Correctional Facility for Youth NY
The United New York Black Radical Congress (BRC), "Education not Incarceration: Changing Public Priorities." Harlem State Office Building NY
William Kunstler Moses Fund For Racial Justice : Tulia Texas
Prison Communities International "One Day Regional Conference" Can Anything Good Come Out of Prison? Landmark Center NY March 24,2002
Alcoholism Counsel of New York "Art Exhibit and lecture held at Solo Arts in NYC used to educate graduates of their ATI program
FAMM National Workshop in Washington, DC theme of the workshop was "Metamorphosis"- change and transformation taken from the art of Anthony Papa's painting Metamorphosis (see art section)
Northern Westchester Center for the Arts NY
Center for Constitutional Rights in Washington, DC,
Legal Action Center "Arthur Liman 5th Annual Award Dinner"
Boston International Film
Patrick Jerome and Anthony Papa
2003 Boston International Film Fesitval photo gallery. slide changes
every 10 seconds. Patrick Jerome and Anthony Papa.jpg.
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American Visionary Art Museum , Baltimore Maryland :Fund raiser for Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Some comments about Anthony Papa's Presentation in Different Venues:
"Your presentations were especially interesting and well-received by the students and myself. The videos you screened, as well as the points you made, were quite informative". Bravo! Dr. Joe Victor, Professor & Chair, Department of Law & Criminal Justice Mercy College
"I know that my students enjoyed your talk and the slides of your paintings. Since your talk, my class has continued to the discuss the many issues that you brought up". Dr. Ida Dupont Professor PACE University Department of Criminal Justice & Sociology
"You provided an excellent balance of your experiences with my students experiences through a mixture of techniques which included a formal overview, use of slides, and interactive methods enabling the students to ask important questions throughout the entire session" Dr. Sam Schwartz Professor The City College of CUNY Department of Physical and Health Education
"Behold, last Saturday you truly gave yourself to the conference and the two hundred plus assembled delegates. Your art and message are truly spirit driven". Katherin Vockins, Prison Communities International
"I just wanted to thank you very, very much for your participation on our show. Your presence gave the program a credibility which would have been other wise missing". Mark Farkas C-Span Producer
"Thanks so much for speaking on
our panel, New York State's Controversial Drug Laws - How have they worked?
Your contribution was absolutely critical to the program's success. Your
personal experience with these draconian laws gave the audience a real
connection to the impact of the drug legislation on people's lives" Richard
Klein, Program Chair and Professor of Law Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg
"Your workshop was extremely affective with students who got to see
activists in the world and to see themselves as activists as well"
Sue Roseb Satellite Academy High School
"On behalf of the Diocese of Buffalo and the committe which is studying the
reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws, I wish to thank you for coming to
Buffalo and sharing your story. It is often the personal witness of people
like you who have experienced such injustice which moves others to advocate
for change. There is no question in my mind that you have done that.
Kathleen Heffern Diocese of Buffalo, Catholic Center
"On Behalf of the Department of Juvenile Justice staff and residents I would like you for sharing your life experinces with our residents at Spofford (Correctional Facility for Youth). I know the residents (prisoners) found your discussion very interesting and informative" Marta Moczo-Santiago , Commissioner
Anthony Papa has received many emails from people that are moved through his art and story.
I'm not sure if you will personally read this, but
i hope this message reaches you. My name is -------.
I'm 17 years old and live in WA. Reading your book has
completely changed my life. For the past year, I have
been living with my 25 year old boyfriend who is what
he describes as "self-imployed". He has many times
sent me on little errands very similar to the one that
cost you your freedom. Each time I would make a
delivery, I would be so nervous I could barely walk,
and I always knew in my gut that what I was doing was
wrong and dangerous. I take full responsibility for my
mistakes over the last year including, selling illegal
substances, stealing, and dropping out of school. It
was not until i purchased your book that I realized
I'm a smart, gifted person, and i deserve to be with
someone who won't put me in danger to save himself. I
never want to end up in your situation and now,
because of you, I won't ever put myself in that
position again. I feel as though your book was brought
to me by a higher power in order for me to change my
ways. The boyfriend is gone and I've enrolled at the
local community college where I'm working towards my
teaching certificate. I'm also volunteering at the
county's juvenile detention center. One day i want to
be program director for rehabilitative programs in
prisons and jails. People tell me its impossible and I
can't do it, but I believe I can do anything and with
hard work, I hope to improve the lives of the 2
million men in women behind bars.
Thank you so much for changing and perhaps saving my
God bless you!
Hi, Anthony -- I just read your book a couple of days ago, and it really opened my eyes about U.S. drug policy and the U.S. prison system. I had never heard of "mandatory sentencing" -- which seems a complete embarrassment to anyone who wants to believe that our legal system is not stuck in the dark ages. But most of all, your book spoke to me about the ability of the human spirit to overcome the most dehumanizing of circumstances. I have so much respect for you, and I'm so glad that you're free and continuing to fight. I'm giving your book to my brother for Christmas! Peace, Kevin Heslin