Re-Entry: Life After Incarceration

Re-Entry_GRAPHIC.JPGBackbone Campaign, in partnership with Vashon SURJ-Showing Up for Racial Justice, Sustainable Vashon and the VISD Racial Equity Team, welcomes formerly incarcerated men and women to Vashon Island to give an inspiring and educational presentation on the process of Re-Entry.  This is a follow up event to the recent screening of "13th" and ongoing community exploration of the role racism plays in prison incarceration.

Hear their first hand accounts of incarceration and the persistent barriers people face after serving time for a felony conviction to find housing, meaningful work, mental health services, while encountering persistent profiling by police.

Learn action steps to address systemic and personal issues of incarceration.

Admission by donation: $10-$20/person suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds.

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  • commented 2017-09-12 23:53:22 -0700
    Thanks Promise, for your generous and informed feedback. We may be able to change our words for this event, and we will certainly use your feedback to improve our messaging in the future.
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  • commented 2017-09-12 16:27:30 -0700
    Hello! I am a member of Kitsap SURJ. I have also been involved in support of re-entry services by serving as a community mentor to formerly incarcerated women through Sponsors, a program in Eugene and Lane County, Oregon. Thank you for your work on this program! I’d like to offer some feedback on the wording of the invitation as it is a bit confusing and may detract from your intent of listening and learning from formerly incarcerated folks, in particular the phrasing that you are bringing folks to the island. I thought at first you were bringing them for a presentation from you. A change might be: "Backbone … welcomes formerly incarcerated men and women to Vashon Island to give a presentation … Hear their first hand accounts of incarceration … "

    Thank you again. I cannot join you for this event, but I continue the work here, too!

    Promise Welkin Partner
    Bainbridge Island
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