As we close in on the holidays, I am reminded of my family and how much they mean to me. I reflect on past Christmas memories and how much my father and mother have meant to me, how much they molded, influenced, and prepared me for all that I am today.
Above: The opening speakers at Tuesday night’s event have spent nearly 150 combined years in prison.
Dozens of community members turned out Tuesday night for The Re-Entry Film Festival, including a screening of “They Call Us Monsters” and a long discussion at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia.
An expert panel addressed questions and comments from the audience which included many returning citizens.
Reentry Project editor Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, right, listens as Hassam Freeman of Frontline Dads speaks on a panel addressing the needs of people returning home after incarceration. Also pictured are Pam Superville from Philadelphia’s Office of Reintegration Services (R.I.S.E.) and Johndi Harrell from the The Center for Returning Citizens.
You can RSVP for this free event now:
A Re-Entry Film Festival and Panel discussion featuring the documentary: “They Call Us Monsters”. This film explores the dynamics of the criminal justice system in which juveniles are treated like adults and held in adult prisons, sometimes for life.
More info: A Re-Entry Film Festival and panel discussion featuring the documentary: “They Call Us Monsters”. This film explores the dynamics of the criminal justice system in which juveniles are treated like adults and held in adult prisons, sometimes for life. The panel discussion will feature expert criminologists, community activists and formerly incarcerated juvenile lifers who will share their experiences, insights and solutions for addressing this horrible practice. The Reentry Project’s Editor, Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, will also participate in the panel.
DATE AND TIME: Tue, June 20, 2017, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Event organizers: Frontline Dads, Inc. / Black Male Engagement (BMe) / TCRC
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