Zachary Whelan, Executive Director of Project Avary

Project Avary offers long-term support, resources, guidance and training for children with incarcerated parents. The Bay Area non-profit was founded in 1999 by Danny Rifkin, co-manager of the Grateful Dead and San Quentin Chaplain, Earl Smith.

Whelan talks about “Invisible Bars,” a new hour-long documentary about Project Avary and how the project started with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart’s recording of a gospel concert at San Quentin – featuring inmates and guards singing together.