The Long Shadow of Incarceration's Stigma: Film Screening and Conversation
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Long Shadow of Incarceration's Stigma
(Short Film Screening and Conversation)
The United States imprisons more people than any other nation in the world. An estimated 700,000 people are released from prison in the United States every year. Where do they all go? How do they imagine their lives? How do they find employment, housing, education and reunite with their families?
Please join The Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics for a screening of the documentary short film "The Long Shadow of Incarceration's Stigma" followed by an Open Dialogue with panelists and attendees on Collateral Consequences of Mass Incarceration.
Join us for a discussion on the experience of reentry, the stigma formerly incarcerated persons endure while reentering society after release from prison in the United States, and what we can do to erase the stigma.
Panel Discussion and Q&A session will follow the film with:
Sheila Rule (Founder and Executive Director of Think Outside The Cell)
Douglas E. Thompkins,PhD (Sociology, John Jay College)
Bianca Van Heydoorn (Director of Education Initiatives, Prisoner Reentry Institute)
Rebecca Greenberg, Esq. (The Bronx Defenders)
Ismael Cedeno (The Fortune Society and The National Reentry Resource Center)
"The Long Shadow of Incarceration's Stigma" was produced by photographers Jessica Dimmock, Ashley Gilbertson, Ron Haviv, Ed Kashi and Supervising Producer Kimberly Soenen.
For more information about this event, contact The Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics at 212-237-8033 or Myisha Cherry at firstname.lastname@example.org. To RSVP, visit www.stigma.eventbrite.com