We’ve got three big events coming up — beginning this week — and they are all free

October 20-21: PowerUp Reentry

PowerUp Reentry: A Digital Solutions Day

What’s this all about? Between 200,000 and 300,000 of our fellow Philadelphians have been incarcerated. That’s one out of every six people in Philadelphia, and about one in three adults in our city.With little preparation and resources hard to find, successful reentry is a long, uphill battle.

November 2: Hiring from an untapped pool

Reentry: Hiring from an untapped pool | PMN Events

Reentry: Hiring from an untapped pool The Reentry Project is hosting “Reentry: Hiring from an untapped pool,” a panel discussion for the business community about the hiring of people with criminal histories. What makes this event unique is the opportunity for business leaders to talk with each other about this issue.

November 15: The Reentry Blueprint

The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated

The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated is a free public event 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.

The Reentry Blueprint will feature lighting talks from returning citizens

This TED-style event will share reentry stories and push for solutions – Generocity Philly

Let’s talk reentry. Last week we shared The Reentry Project’s PowerUp Reentry event, an October hackathon (aka “digital solutions day”) for folks working in the reentry community, as well as journalists and technologists ( RSVP here). The collaborative just announced another cool event for the following month.

Free public event to advance the conversation on reentry in Philadelphia

The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated is a free public event 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.

The evening will highlight six “Lightning Talks” (short Ted-style presentations) by formerly incarcerated individuals on topics such as harnessing the political power of the formerly incarcerated, crime and violence reduction, home-ownership, entrepreneurship, and trauma informed care. Following the presentations, there will be a chance for you, the audience, to ask questions of presenters.

The event will conclude with closing remarks and discussion of a “Blueprint” that we can hold each other accountable to relating to reentry in the city of Philadelphia.

We hope you can join us.

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP for entrance.

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street (map)


Open Call for speakers:

If you are a formerly incarcerated individual who has a reentry solution idea and is prepared to deliver an engaging and innovative presentation on this idea – please fill out this form.