Shaping a Future: Life After Prison - Part 7

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Mon, 06/03/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
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Shaping a Future: Life After Prison - Part 7

On Sunday, October 29th 2017 nine individuals told their stories in a performance titled: Shaping a Future: Life After Prison. The performance was the culmination of a series of writing workshops sponsored by the Regional Arts and Culture Council. The project conceived of and organized by writing teacher, Carol Imani. The performance was held at the First Unitarian Church in downtown Portland and was directed by Chris Karczmar. Each of the awe-inspiring participants read a monologue they wrote over the course of the workshops. They told stories of redemption, grit and determination centering around their reentry to society after time spent in prison. Part seven will feature the ninth, and final, monologue by Jackie.

Host Amy Johnson will also speak with Jojo Donovan who has been organizing with the Oregon DA (District Attorney) for the People campaign and Josh Cook, who is one of the panelists for the event: Demanding Justice!: Storytelling to End Police Violence and Incarceration. They will share details about the event and the movement to put pressure on current and future district Attorneys in Oregon.

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Demanding Justice!: Storytelling to End Police Violence and Incarceration:
When: Wednesday June 5th 7-9pm
Where: Parkmill at Portland State University, Room 183 (1633 SW Park Ave.)
Join us for a panel to hear personal stories and testimonies from community members whose lives have been impacted by police violence, the criminal legal system, and prison system. Learn how to get involved with the growing movement to demand that district attorneys be held accountable and to create true justice and community safety!
Free Pizza. Kiddos welcome. ADA accessible.

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