'Beyond the Wall': Criminal Justice Reform Film Screening & Discussion at The Seattle Public Library March 22
release date: 03/14/2017
The Seattle Public Library will host a screening of "Beyond the Wall," a documentary film that looks at criminal justice reform from incarceration to community re-entry, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636 .
Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m.
"Beyond the Wall" follows five formerly incarcerated men who are attempting to rebuild their lives on the outside. The film highlights a critical issue in the national debate over criminal justice reform: the flood of prisoners returning to communities, often without the guidance and support needed for a successful transition back to society. Through personal stories of re-entry, relapse, recovery and redemption, "Beyond the Wall" puts a human face on the social, economic and emotional barriers encountered by formerly incarcerated citizens.
After the film, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A session on local issues, obstacles and advocacy for people with criminal histories in the Seattle community. The panel will be moderated by Steve Mullin, president of Washington Roundtable, and panelists will include:
Saudia J. Abdullah, director of the community corrections division at the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention
Rhona Taylor, member of Columbia Legal Services and the Washington State Re-entry Taskforce
Lynette Malo, staff at Pioneer Human Services
Keith Whiteman, staff at Post Prison Education Program
This event is presented in partnership with Pioneer Human Services.