Film Screening & Discussion: Mothers of Bedford
NYS OCFS, The Osborne Association, and Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
New York State Office of Children and Family Services, The Osborne Association's New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents, & Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
are pleased to present
Mothering can be difficult at the best of times, but imagine trying to raise your children from prison. Filming in and out of prison over five years, director Jenifer McShane follows five mothers incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in New York State as they work to “parent” from behind bars. While trying to nurture relationships with their children and play central roles in their lives, these women also face the day-to-day struggle of life behind bars. Mothers of Bedford is a deeply moving story about these women, their journey and what it means to be a mother.
TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
6:00PM - 9:00PM
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
(between 10th and 11th Avenues)
Light refreshments will be served before the film.
*Filmmaker Jennifer McShane will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening with a special guest of the film.