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Human Rights at Home: Punishment in Contemporary American Film Series
WhenWednesday, Nov 29, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
WhereSmith 120
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The Department of Law, Societies & Justice, in collaboration with the University of Washington Libraries, present the Human Rights at Home: Punishment in Contemporary America Film Series.

Join Professor Beckett and two formerly incarcerated panelists for this quarter's screening of Life After Life. This event is sponsored by a Friends of the Libraries Award.

Guest Panelists:

Orlando Ames served nineteen years in Washington State prisons before being granted clemency and being released from prison in 2014. He now works for the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle's workforce development program.

Dolphy Jordan was released from prison in 2010, after serving nearly 22 years in prison. He works as a re-entry transition specialist for the IF Project, an advocacy project aimed at reducing recidivism and incarceration. 

Life After Life follows the stories of Harrison, Noel, and Chris as they return home from San Quentin State Prison. After spending most of their lives incarcerated, they are forced to reconcile their perception of themselves with a reality they are unprepared for. Each struggles to overcome personal demons and reconstruct their fractured lives. Grappling with day-to-day challenges and striving for success, they work to reconnect with family and provide for themselves for the first time in their adult lives. Told in an unadorned style, we experience the truth of their heartaches and triumphs. As their stories unfold over weeks, months and years, the precarious nature of freedom after incarceration in America is revealed.

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