Returning to Society from Prison: What We Can Do Better

Date: 
Tue, Feb 25, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

City:

A Brighter Way has a big event scheduled for Tuesday, February 25th, 6:30-8:30pm.

The event is titled "Returning to Society from Prison: What We Can Do Better" and will explore the unique factors that have led to Washtenaw County leading the state in returns to prison and jail. We will have a panel, brief individual presenters, and Q&A from audience members. The group will discuss underlying issues but also practical solutions to the problem that have been proven to work but are not adequately supported and funded.

We want to fill the room. We plan on inviting local politicians and people who work in the field of reentry. However, we also just simply want to bring more people into the conversation.

To frame it another way: the biggest challenges are accessible housing, quality employment, but also a lack of funding for quality services. The more people know about these issues, the better we can come together as a community to do something about them.

What: Returning to Society from Prison: What We Can Do Better
When: Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Where: Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center
Michigan and Superior rooms
4135 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Speakers will include:
Jeff Irwin, State Senator
Kyle Kaminski, Legislative Affairs, Michigan Department of Corrections
Tom Harrison, Owner, Michigan Ladder
Malachi Muhammad, Employee, The Lunch Room
Cozine Welch, Executive Director, A Brighter Way
Mary Heinen-McPherson, Co-Founder, Prison Creative Arts Project

RSVP here today and please feel share this invite with your network. We have space for 130.

Questions?

Contact: Aaron Suganuma
Executive Director, A Brighter Way
abwmentoring@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/490776984825786/

Location: 
Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center
Address: 
4135 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108