Beverly Parenti, co-founder of the non-profit, The Last Mile (TLM), in 2010, at San Quentin State Prison. The goal of TLM is to provide education and training inside prison, that can result in gainful employment upon reentry, thereby reducing recidivism and redirect spending from prisons to education. Meets in the library on the second floor of the Osher Marin JCC.
Gina Clayton, founder and executive director of Essie Justice Group (Essie), will speak withus about her work. Gina launched Essie (named after her great grandmother, Essie Baily) in 2014 to support and empower women with incarcerated loved ones. Meets in the library on the second floor of the Osher Marin JCC.
We will screen The Return, an up close and personal look at the first time in our nation’s history citizens voted to shorten the sentences of the currently incarcerated. It explores the legacy of mass incarceration and the difficulties of implementing reform - offering both a heartbreaking story of the America’s prison system, but also a story of resilience and hope. Meets in the library on the second floor of the Osher Marin JCC.