FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)
THE MOB MUSEUM TO HOST “VOICES OF JUVENILE JUSTICE WITH PHOTOGRAPHER RICHARD ROSS AND CHEF JEFF HENDERSON,”
THURSDAY, APRIL 6
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, invites guests to “Voices of Juvenile Justice with Photographer Richard Ross and Chef Jeff Henderson” on Thursday, April 6.
Best known for his compelling Juvenile-In-Justice series, photographer Richard Ross will share his first-hand encounters with youths in the system and the effects it has on their health, well-being and futures. Las Vegas’ own chef Jeff Henderson of the Chef Jeff Project will discuss his own experiences of incarceration and how his program provides opportunities for system-impacted teens through culinary job training. Guests will also enjoy a tasting courtesy of Henderson’s budding food professionals and the chance to see Ross’ poignant work.
Richard Ross is an artist, activist, photographer and distinguished research professor of art based in Santa Barbara, California. As the creator of Juvenile-in-Justice, a collection of images, interviews, audio documents, and texts created over a dozen years, at 300 sites in 35 states, drawn from the lives of more than 1,000 kids highlighting the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them. Ross has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, MacArthur and the Center for Cultural Innovation. Ross was awarded both Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships.
Chef Jeff Henderson started his culinary career in the unlikeliest of places, prison. While serving nearly ten years he discovered his passion for cooking which led to executive chef positions at some of the top hotels and resorts in the country. He founded the Chef Jeff Project in 2020 with a mission to change the lives of young disadvantaged, and system-impacted men and women in the Las Vegas community.
Henderson’s inspiring story has been featured on Oprah’s Life Class, Good Morning America, Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, The Steve Harvey Show, and in major publications such as The New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, People Magazine, the Washington Post, and many others. When Henderson is not traveling the world teaching his life-changing lessons, he resides in Las Vegas with his wife Stacy and their five children.
Thursday, April 6
7 to 8:30 p.m.
The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
$30. Members will receive a 10% discount.
To cover the event or to inquire about interview opportunities, please email Vanessa Thill at email@example.com. All interviews must be scheduled in advance.
For more information about the Museum, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery. The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums;” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History” and “Best Museum” by its 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards; one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas;” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada,” 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for “Best Las Vegas Attraction” in 2021, “Top Five Best History Museums in the United States” in 2021 and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits;” named “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734, visit themobmuseum.org, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.
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