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The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated is a free public event to advance the conversation on reentry in Philadelphia by providing a platform for formerly incarcerated people to present effective models that address the challenges facing people with criminal histories. The evening will highlight six “Lightning Talks" by formerly incarcerated individuals on topics such as crime and violence reduction, homeownership, entrepreneurship and trauma-informed care. Audience questions will follow. Light refreshments will be served.
Where: The Franklin Institute at 222 N. 20th St. 19103
When: November 15, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: Free, but registration is required
One out of every six Philadelphians has been incarcerated. Returning home from prison can be an uphill battle. This event will bring together returning citizens, journalists and technologists to discuss what needs these Philadelphians have and how technology can help. Read more about the Philadelphia ReEntry Project here.
Where: Industrious Coworking Space at 230 South Broad Street, 17th Floor 19102
When: October 20, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
A panel of experts from diverse walks of life — a former prison commissioner, criminal justice nonprofit leaders, journalists — will discuss how to identify and replicate ways to make reentry after life in prison easier, and stem recidivism. Free registration requested
Where: African American Museum in Philadelphia at 701 Arch St. 19106
When: May 8, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP