Can the uplifting power of music redeem men behind bars?
Rita Chiarelli, an award-winning recording artist takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues, Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary a.k.a. Angola Prison. She never imagined that her love of the blues would lead her to historic jailhouse performance with inmates serving life sentences for murder, rape and armed robbery. This musical journey is a glance into what used to be the bloodiest prison in America, but now give lifers something to live for through the power of music. In contrast to sensational stories of convicts, we witness remarkable voices of hope as their love music radiates humanity and redemption on their quest for forgiveness.
Doors open at 7:00PM
7:00 - 7:30 - Cocktail Blues
7:30- 9:00 - Music from the Big House
9:00 - 9:15 -Break
9:15 - 9:45 Panel discussion with Anita Dahlin, Lynn Kislock and Aaron Lightstone
9:45 - 11:00 - Cocktail Blues
A portion of the proceeds will go to Peacebuilders, a charity dedicated to building peaceful and sustainable communities. Its award-winning Restorative Youth Circles program assists young people diverted from the justice system to rebuild positive connections with family, friends and local institutions.
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Lightstone Mediation Services
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Helen Lightstone of Lightstone Mediation Services is a Chartered Mediator with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada. Her areas of practice include restorative justice, civil, workplace and community environments. Helen is delighted to be hosting this important event May 1st.
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