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.
This event will take place Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. at The Franklin Institute but is now booked to capacity and we can no longer make tickets available. But you can tune in from anywhere thanks to our partners:
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:
PhillyCam will stream live video online which you can watch on YouTube:
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The Reentry Project and partnering news organizations set up “story booths” during two recent events in Philadelphia, and invited returning citizens to share their experiences with our community.
Staffers and volunteers from PhillyCam filmed while WHYY recorded audio. Reentry Project staffers helped interview participants. This short video was produced and edited by WHYY, with some help from PhillyCam.
Above: Audience gathers for our first community event.
The Reentry Project and partnering news organizations hosted a community event Monday evening at the African American Museum in Philadelphia called “If These Walls Could Talk: Solving Reentry and Recidivism.”
In the photographs:
Sara Lomax-Reese, president and CEO of WURD Radio welcomed the audience.
The crowd packed the auditorium and overflowed slightly into the corridor.
From left, host Solomon Jones of WURD moderated a panel including:
• Valerie Todd-Listman – Mothers In Charge, Group Facilitator in the Philadelphia Prisons
• Zane Memeger – Former United States attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
• Leon King II – Former Philadelphia Prisons Commissioner
• Reuben Jones – Co-Founder and Executive Director of Frontline Dads
• Emma Restrepo – Freelance journalist and host at El Zol radio
Returning citizen Lindsey Massarelli of Philadelphia participates in a “Story Booth” which was staffed by WHYY and PhillyCam, as well as The Reentry Project.
This event was organized by WURD Radio, the Philadelphia Media Network, WHYY Newsworks and The Reentry Project.