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THE RETURN: Screening and Discussion

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Agudas Achim Congregation

2908 Valley Drive

Alexandria, VA 22302

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Please join us for a screening of THE RETURN, the award-winning documentary about the collateral damage and impact of long prison sentences. The film chronicles the first time in national history people voted to shorten prison sentences. The film has screened in festivals, on Capitol Hill, in a national community screening tour, and in prisons across the country.

One of the biggest barriers for individuals post-release is finding employment. The makers of THE RETURN have teamed up with The Ford Foundation for an employment screening tour in order to bring the film to the private sector to encourage companies to re-think their hiring policies. We welcome individuals and local business owners to attend the screening so they can learn about this critical issue and be part of a tangible solution in helping returning citizens find employment.

Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion, featuring:

Bilal Chatman, a subject from the film who served 11 years of a life sentence
Kari Galloway, Executive Director, Friends of Guest House
Robert Leggon, Vocational Opportunities, Training, Education and Employment (VOTEE) Division, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA)

Moderated by Josh Kraushaar, Political Editor, National Journal

Please join us for this important night of education and local social action.

This event is being hosted by the Agudas Achim Social Action Committee


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