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.

31 RSVPS
Alice Bloch Patrica Herbert Judith Olson Kimberly Flack Ward Aaron Hendon Debbie Espinosa Erika Carleton Elizabeth Myers Kristenl Hawthorne Yve Susskind Wallace Fletcher Krista Hansen Chris Hansen Ellen Kritzman Jessica Means Yvonne Monique Aviva Thrett Brown Karen Jeet Sunshine Harper Sue Letsinger Tina Shattuck Satori Grace Harrington Renee Henson Kati Sanderson Mark Edward Johnson Mo Brulé Susan Pitiger Janie Starr Amy Wolff Linda C Love Moore Amy Morrison

Who's RSVPing

Alice Bloch
Patrica Herbert
Judith Olson
Kimberly Flack Ward
Aaron Hendon
Debbie Espinosa
Erika Carleton
Elizabeth Myers
Kristenl Hawthorne
Yve Susskind
Wallace Fletcher
Krista Hansen
Chris Hansen
Ellen Kritzman
Jessica Means
Yvonne Monique Aviva
Thrett Brown
Karen Jeet
Sunshine Harper
Sue Letsinger
Tina Shattuck
Satori Grace Harrington
Renee Henson
Kati Sanderson
Mark Edward Johnson
Mo Brulé
Susan Pitiger
Janie Starr

Will you come?

Showing 33 reactions

  • Alice Bloch
    rsvped 2017-09-23 21:29:49 -0700
  • Patrica Herbert
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  • Judith Olson
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  • Kimberly Flack Ward
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  • Aaron Hendon
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  • Debbie Espinosa
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  • Erika Carleton
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  • Elizabeth Myers
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  • Kristenl Hawthorne
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  • Yve Susskind
    rsvped 2017-09-22 13:27:05 -0700
  • Wallace Fletcher
    rsvped 2017-09-21 21:44:46 -0700
  • Krista Hansen
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  • Chris Hansen
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  • Ellen Kritzman
    rsvped 2017-09-19 08:14:37 -0700
  • Jessica Means
    rsvped 2017-09-17 21:40:54 -0700
  • Yvonne Monique Aviva
    rsvped 2017-09-17 21:40:53 -0700
  • Thrett Brown
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  • Karen Jeet
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  • Sunshine Harper
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  • Sue Letsinger
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  • Tina Shattuck
    rsvped 2017-09-16 21:50:43 -0700
  • Jo Walter
    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.
  • Satori Grace Harrington
    rsvped 2017-09-12 22:20:13 -0700
  • Promise Partner
    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
  • Renee Henson
    rsvped 2017-08-30 21:28:53 -0700
  • Kati Sanderson
    rsvped 2017-08-24 21:29:12 -0700
  • Mark Edward Johnson
    rsvped 2017-08-24 21:29:11 -0700
  • Mo Brulé
    rsvped 2017-08-24 21:29:10 -0700
  • Susan Pitiger
    rsvped 2017-08-22 21:29:37 -0700
  • Janie Starr
    rsvped 2017-08-22 21:29:36 -0700