Mass and static incarceration will not be solved unless we address that which we are most afraid to talk about: violent crime, and/or those serving life sentences. Our mission is to change the way society and the justice system respond to violence and harm. From Proximity to policy.
Join us on Friday night, Feb 19, at 7pm for an evening watching the short films of FirstWatch, made by incarcerated filmmakers, followed by dialogue with formerly incarcerated guests.
Locked in Solidarity is CCDA’s annual National Awareness & Action on Mass Incarceration, and this year we will dig in to some of the great short films made by incarcerated filmmakers at San Quentin State Prison through FirstWatch. With humor, honesty, and creativity, the films explore various experiences of prison life, from changing cells, to the art of peanut butter sandwiches, to repairing and maintaining relationships. Afterwards we’ll have a few formerly incarcerated guests–including some who were involved in the films–share and answer questions. These films are well worth seeing, and being able to discuss them afterwards in this way should make for a meaningful evening. FirstWatch is a part of ReStore Justice.
This event is hosted by Church of the Sojourners. A Zoom link will be provided after registration. Tickets are FREE and if you’d like to make a donation, it will go to ReStore Justice. Register here.