Criminal Justice/Reentry Events coming up this Fall!

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There are always new and unique opportunities to get involved and stay educated about incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, their experiences, and the ways in which we can all advocate for change in the US criminal justice system. We at Root & Rebound encourage you to stay connected to all the amazing Bay Area community orgs, helping address the multiple needs of people in reentry as well as fighting for their rights to be upheld, by attending events and spreading the word — Your support is so vital in pushing this movement forward!

  • “Sentenced: Architecture and Human Rights,” is opening in Berkeley on October 14th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Wurster Hall Gallery, UC Berkeley. It is an exhibit about the architecture of incarceration featuring photographs by artist Richard Ross, drawings of solitary confinement cells by people currently being held inside, and rarely seen designs for execution chambers built in the US. The exhibit highlights problematic and little-known spaces within United States prisons and detention centers that house activities deemed to violate human rights. The opening event on the evening of October 14th will include drinks, snacks, and a dialogue about the material on display with author Sara Shourd, Professor Jill Stoner, and architect John MacAllister.  The exhibit will be held through November 21st, and is free and open to the public during campus hours.
  • Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 15, 11:30am-3:30pm if you want to have the extraordinary opportunity of coming inside San Quentin to attend Brothers in Pen Annual Public Reading!  This is a reading of works by the Creative Writing class inside San Quentin.  Each member of the class will read a 5-minute piece and there will be time for Q&A. These readings are engaging, lively and unforgettable. If you are interested in attending, please contact Zoe M. via email at zoe@churchofthesojourners.org by October 15 (to give plenty of time for clearances). And don’t forget to pass the word to anyone you think might be interested!

– The R&R Team

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