Y.U.N.G Harlem Black History Month Film Screening of " The Dhamma Brothers"
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
New York, NY
The Dhamma Brothers: A Documentary on Meditation Practice in Prison
An overcrowded maximum-security prison—the end of the line in Alabama’s correctional system—is forever changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program.
The Dhamma Brothers tells a dramatic tale of human potential and transformation as it closely follows and documents the stories of the prison inmates who enter into this arduous and intensive program. It challenges assumptions about the nature of prisons as places of punishment rather than rehabilitation and raises the question: Is it possible for these men, some of whom have committed horrendous crimes, to change?
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Mission: Y.U.N.G. Harlem (Youth Under New Guidance) non-profit organization aims to lead by example, providing positive leadership for youth of New York City. Our mission is to restore community integrity within the youth of the communities in which we serve. Y.U.N.G. Harlem understands the struggles of our peers and works to use leveled communication as a way for our peers to exceed their dreams of social, financial and academic success.
The organization, which started in 2008 by Tiffany Bender and Alize Beal, with the primary mission to create empowering outlets that would help to reduce gun violence amongst inner city youth. Our organization is built around five pillars arts, education, safety, health and entrepreneurship that help us to produce exciting events|programs for the youth of Harlem. We recently won BET's Black Girls Rock “Making a Difference” award, featured in several national media outlets, and we recently won the IMPACT's Champion of Change award that was announced during the inauguration weekend.