Saturday, October 5, 2019
1:45 PM - 3:45 PM
FOCUS ON REENTRY - SHORT FILMS
Benevolence | Director Joanne Hershfield
Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prisons | Director Robert Greenwald
Outside-Daniel Laurent | Director Jeffery Palmer
The Chains of Edward Bailey | Director Alex Anderson
Reintegrating into the community is the challenge of every returning citizen. This series of films tells a variety of stories of women and men on their journeys back to society after years of incarceration.
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
AMERICA: WHO'S HOME IS IT?
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
THE SWEETEST LAND film screening
The Sweetest Land | Director Jeffrey Teitler
After the gunshots, in urban America, trauma pagers will sound, mothers will scream and the lives of too many that matter will forever change. Yet according to evidence, much of this was entirely preventable. Beyond the bloodshed and bullets, every year brings a new chance to save lives, advance youth and improve a community. There are political speeches, millions spent and community promises made. But when the soundbites fade and the violence continues, who actually shows up? As seen through the midnight surgeons, the victims of violence, the beat cops, and prevention organizations, The Sweetest Land investigates the real story of violence, prevention, and politics, where complacency can no longer be an option. Lives can matter.
Following the film we will hold a panel discussion exploring what is working to reduce violence in our neighborhoods, and gathering ideas from our audience.