American Friends Service Committee, Voices of Hope Productions with Integrity House, New Jersey Institute For Social Justice, and Women Who Never Give Up, Inc. with funding from the New Jersey State Office of Faith-Based Initiatives Invite you to a SCREENING OF TWO SHORT REENTRY FILMS AND LAUNCH OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TOOL
Monday, July 26th, 2010, 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Paul Robeson Campus Center
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Click here for directions
This event will interest stakeholders committed to overcoming the challenges to reentry for
formerly incarcerated persons.
Please RSVP by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-598-0950.
“No Where to Go” highlights the need for and barriers to safe, stable housing. Through testimonies of impassioned advocates and previously incarcerated individuals, this video presents the options of housing including streets, shelters, transitional living facilities, family homes, and permanent supportive housing. As formally incarcerated people are often challenged by issues of addiction, mental health, and violence, the type of housing available to a person drastically impacts their ability to successfully re-enter society and realize their full potential. “No Where To Go” provides urgent and critical insight into how we can provide the best supportive structure possible to ensure their success.
“Healing Justice: Transformed Lives” gives voice to a remarkable group of formerly incarcerated men and women who have overcome extreme adversity and successfully turned their lives around upon release from prison. Many of the individuals interviewed wrestled with drug addiction, homelessness, and recidivism. Now they are advocates and role models, helping others make the difficult transition from prison to the outside world. Their stories provide a road map to others struggling to reintegrate, and as a guide to their friends, families, and allies wishing to provide critical assistance. As dire as life after prison can be, the women and men in “Healing Justice” offer hope and a glimpse of a better future for all those making this journey.
Copies of the videos will be distributed for individual and organizational use.
We thank you in advance for sharing this invitation with persons and organizations which may be interested.
To RSVP, email Zach Eaton at email@example.com