All events at St. Francis College (SFC) - 180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights (*unless noted)
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
All Day Exhibit - Solitary Confinement is Torture: An Interactive Exhibit Coordinated by Johnny Perez (SFC ’18), Director of U.S. Prisons Program, National Religious Campaign Against Torture [Callahan Center]
9:00am – *Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn (only event not at SFC) Screening of COOLER BANDITS - A documentary by John Lucas about 4 friends sentenced to centuries for committing a series of armed robberies.
From Indiewire: “In 1991, four African-American teenagers engaged in a series of robberies without considering how the consequences of their actions would irrevocably alter their lives. With sentences of up to 500 years these men share their fight to maintain relationships and their challenges to reintegrate into society after spending their adult lives incarcerated."
2:30pm – Welcoming Remarks - St. Francis College President Miguel Martinez-Saenz + Elected Officials & Guests [Founder's Hall]
3:00pm – Screening of COOLER BANDITS + Q & A w/film director John Lucas & film subjects to follow [Founder's Hall]
All Day Exhibit - Solitary Confinement is Torture: An Interactive Exhibit Coordinated by Johnny Perez (SFC ’18), Director of U.S. Prisons Program, National Religious Campaign [Callahan Center]
9:35am – Panel 1: An Interfaith dialogue on forgiveness & redemption: Religious perspectives on helping currently and formerly incarcerated men and women Coordinated by The Office of Mission, Ministry & Interfaith Dialogue at SFC [Maroney Forum]
11:10am – Performance - Theater for Social Change: This performance ensemble uses theater to raise awareness about the impact of mass incarceration on women, families, and communities. As returning citizens, the performers focus on eliminating barriers to higher education and advocating for reform. [Founder's Hall]
1:20pm – Panel 2: Reimagining Re-entry: The St. Francis Post-Prison Program Moderator: Charles Greene (Sociology & Criminal Justice, SFC, & Director, Young Fathers’ Program @ Claremont Neighborhood Centers) [Maroney Forum]
2:45pm - Panel 3: Revitalizing Prison Programs: Innovative Programming at the Metropolitan Detention Center Moderator: Dr. Michelle Gantt (Education Supervisor-Metropolitan Detention Center-Federal Bureau of Prisons) Panelists: Cheryl Wilkins (Senior Director-Education & Programs at Columbia’s Center for Justice) Christia Mercer (Professor, Columbia University) Nick Franklin (Transition Coordinator, Brooklyn Public Library) + Q & A with K. Bain (Cure Violence) [Maroney Forum]