January 12, 2013

Please come and join us for a lively conversation about the stigma of post incarcerated life, with two folks living out this reality, subjects in the VII film produced last year. Here are the details.

Life Light Street Productions and Queens Central Library present

“The Long Shadow of Incarceration’s Stigma”

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
5:00-6:30 PM (EST)

Queens Central Library
Lower Level Auditorium
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Queens, New York

The event will begin with a screening of the short film. A panel discussion will follow with award-winning photojournalists / filmmakers Ed Kashi, Jessica Dimmock, Ron Haviv and Ashley Gilbertson along with Think Outside the Cell Foundation Executive Director Sheila Rule. Mercedes Smith, a subject in the film, will also be on the panel. The discussion will be moderated by producer Kimberly Soenen.

Also in attendance will be Community Mediation Services staff and students. CMS is a leader in court diversion, educational support, youth development, mediation and family strengthening initiatives.  They serve more than 2,000 youth and families annually by collaborating with the New York City Department of Probation to provide GED instruction,
workforce preparation and mentoring services through the Justice Scholar, Arches and AIM (Advocate, Intervene, Mentor) programs.

The event is free and open to the public. Families, groups and students
welcome. Space is limited.

RSVP by January 28 here:

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