The Art of Molly Crabapple

Molly Crabapple is an artist, journalist, and author of the memoir, Drawing Blood. Called "An emblem of the way art can break out of the gilded gallery" by the New Republic, she has drawn in and reported from Guantanamo Bay, Abu Dhabi's migrant labor camps, and in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, the West Bank, and Iraqi Kurdistan. Crabapple is a contributing editor for VICE and has written for publications including The New York Times, Paris Review, and Vanity Fair. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Past Events

We Have Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: The Art of Emory Douglas

June 19 - September 16, 2016 | Fifty Years Later, Black Panthers Art Still Resonates The New York Times

The Art of Disruption, Rap Sheet to Resume

October 29, 2015 | Event Page
The Urban Justice Center (40 Rector St, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10006)

Previous Speakers and Organizers


Emory Douglas

Artist, Activist


Soffiyah Elijah

Advocate, Attorney, Scholar


Robyn C. Spencer



Exhibition Curator: Shani Jamila

Dir of HRP at UJC, Artist, Activist


Favianna Rodriguez

Artist, activist and cultural organizer


Gregory Sale

Artist, activist

Melissa Mark-Viverito

Melissa Mark-Viverito

Speaker, NYC City Council

Glenn Martin

Glenn Martin

Founder, Just Leadership USA

Johnny Perez

Johnny Perez

UJC Safe Re-Entry Advocate

Marisa Morán Jahn

Exhibition Curator: Marisa Morán Jahn

Artist, Activist, UJC Designer

Susan Goodwillie

Susan Goodwillie

Actress; UJC Social Worker

Doug Lasdon

Opening Remarks: Doug Lasdon

UJC Founder & Exec. Dir

Art at UJC

As one of the nation’s leading legal service providers to over 19,000 of New York City’s most vulnerable residents each year, the Urban Justice Center (UJC) believes that art plays a critical role in re-sensitizing us to overlooked or complex issues — as well as moving us to act. By curating and commissioning original works by diverse artists, UJC invites new ways to reflect upon its work, forge new connections, foster innovation, and to move the public to take action on issues critical to its mission.

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"Art plays a critical role in making us feel and think about today's most pressing social issues."

Doug Lasdon, Executive Director, UJC