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Watch it again: The Reentry Blueprint

Earlier this week we hosted “The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated” at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

The event was intended to advance the conversation on reentry in Philadelphia by providing a platform for formerly incarcerated people to present effective models that address the challenges facing others with criminal histories.

You can watch it again now thanks to this video produced by our friends at PhillyCam, one of the partnering organizations that make up The Reentry Project.

Revisit “The Reentry Blueprint” in words and pictures

The Reentry Project: Stories and solutions from the formerly incarcerated

Culminating a year-long reporting collaboration, Wednesday night, The Reentry Project, Frontline Dads and The Center for Returning Citizens held a forum to discuss strategies for improving the system for people coming back to society after time in jail or prison. Jeffrey Abramowitz had a career as a trial lawyer before spending five years in prison.

First look: The Reentry Blueprint

First look: The Reentry Blueprint (with images, tweets) · ReentryUpdates

Last night The Reentry Project hosted “The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated” at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Here are some of the photos that our participants and guests shared on Twitter:

Last night we hosted “The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated” at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

The event was intended to advance the conversation on reentry in Philadelphia by providing a platform for formerly incarcerated people to present effective models that address the challenges facing others with criminal histories.

In the coming days we will publish video clips from the event and reports from our partnering news organizations.

For now, you can scroll through the slide show above to view some of the photos that our participants and guests shared on Twitter during the event. (Mouse over the photos to see accompanying text.)

If we missed a photo that you would like to see included, please send us the URL via the contact form in our home page sidebar.

You can also view a larger version of this slide show here: First look: The Reentry Blueprint

The big night is here: Tune in live for The Reentry Blueprint

Hosts Reuben Jones of Frontline Dads and Jondhi Harrell from the Center for Returning Citizens share a laugh during rehearsals at PhillyCam last week.

This evening The Reentry Project will host our culminating event at The Franklin Institute:

The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated is intended to advance the conversation on reentry in Philadelphia by providing a platform for formerly incarcerated people to present effective models that address the challenges facing people with criminal histories.

Tickets are no longer available but you can still watch and listen wherever you are, thanks to two of our partnering organizations.

Listen:

WURD Radio will stream live audio from the event on air at 96.1 FM and 900 AM in Philadelphia. You can also listen to WURD online:

Watch:

PhillyCam will stream live video online which you can watch on YouTube:

Partcipate:

Please tune in and let us know what you think: You can contact us through the form in our home page sidebar or via Facebook or Twitter.

Photos: Several of our speakers gathered for a rehearsal last week at PhillyCam.

Speaker Bill Cobb from the American Civil Liberties Union rehearses his presentation.
Hosts Reuben Jones of Frontline Dads and Jondhi Harrell from the Center for Returning Citizens rehearse.
Jeffrey Abramowitz of the National Workforce Opportunity Network rehearses.
Reuben Jones of Frontline Dads and Jondhi Harrell from the Center for Returning Citizens share a light moment with Reentry Project editor Jean Friedman-Rudovsky during the rehearsal.