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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Upcoming Events: Spring 2015

Progressive Prison Project
Innocent Spouse & Children Project
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Upcoming Events: Spring 2015

We want to bring to your attention the important line-up
of mass incarceration related events for Spring '15. We welcome your submission of others. - Jeff


Michelle Alexander at Union Theological Seminary, Weds., Mar. 4, 6:30 pm



 

 

 

 

 

 



The Institute from Women, Religion and Globalization at our alma mater, Union Theological Seminary presents: Fifth Annual Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture featuring author, advocate, and civil rights lawyer, Michelle Alexander.  Alexander is the author of the best selling book The New Jim Crow. Registration is required.  RSVP to kmcgee@uts.columbia.edu or call (212) 280-1590.

Nell Bernstein, Author of Burning Down The House, Mark Twain Museum, Hartford, Mar. 5, 2015
Event: Nell Bernstein, Author of Burning Down The House, Mark Twain Museum, Hartford, Mar. 5, 2015
Award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein will be interviewed by WNPR’s John Dankosky for a conversation that explores this controversial issue and discusses alternative community programs that support the child and their family. Tickets are $20 which includes a light supper reception from 5:30 p.m. Sponsored with Community Partners in Action and the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance. Click image for more info.
Fourth Annual Bridgeport Reentry Awards, Fri., Mar. 27, 2015, 5 - 7:30 pm
Event: Fourth Annual Bridgeport Reentry Awards, Fri., Mar. 27, 2015, 5 - 7:30 pm.
Presented by the Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative at Housatonic Community College. Click image for more info.
 
Children Of Incarcerated Parents Conference, East Hartford, CT, Fri., April 24, 2015
Event: Keynote At Children Of Incarcerated Parents Conference, East Hartford, CT, April 24, 2015
Jeff is honored to be Keynote Speaker for the 2015 Reach Healthy Kids Conference, Conference Topic, "Sounding the Siren for Children with Incarcerated Parents: Pulling Together to Break the Cycle of Generational Incarceration." Sponsored by REACH Training Healthy Children Initiative and East Hartford Youth Services. Click image for more information.

Faith Beyond Bars & Beyond Conference, Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, CT, Sat., April 25, 2015

 


 

 

The topic for this year's Faith Behind Bars & Beyond conference is "Re-Entry and Reunion: Adjusting to Coming Home."  This year's Keynote Speaker is Connecticut Commissioner of Corrections Scott Semple.  We were the lead-off speaker at last year's conference and found it to be a fulfilling event.  This year's conference promises to be an important and informative day.

Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" & A White-Collar Panel in Greenwich, Sat., May 2, 2015, 4-7 pm
Event: Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" & A White-Collar Panel in Greenwich, Sat., May 2, 2015, 4-7 pm.
Christ Church Greenwich and the Progressive Prison Project/Innocent Spouse & Children Project will co-host a screening of Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," followed by a panel of persons convicted of white-collar crimes and their families (the first time in history). A discussion about compassion & empathy toward people in our community. We are in the process of selecting panelists who will reveal their authentic struggles and successes, and be prepared to answer all your questions. Click image for more information.
 
Danny Glover in Bridgeport. Presented By Family ReEntry, Weds., May 6, 2015, 7 pm
Event: Danny Glover in Bridgeport. Presented By Family ReEntry, Weds., May 6, 2015, 7 pm.
Family ReEntry's presents Mass Incarceration & Racial Disparity, Featuring Acclaimed Actor & Leading Social Activist, Danny Glover. Danny will be interviewed by Connecticut's own WNPR radio host & commentator, Colin McEnroe. Rev. Jeff Grant will serve as Host & emcee. There will also be a panel of notable CT criminal justice experts and a media presentation. Weds. May 6, 2015, 7 pm, The Klein, Bridgeport, CT. For sponsor packet & info, contact Jeffrey Earls, jeffreyearls@familyreentry.org, (203) 290-0865. Click image for short video.

RENEW 2015: Correctional Minstry Summit, Wheaton College, IL, Fri., May 29, 2015, 10 am
Event: RENEW 2015: Correctional Minstry Summit, Wheaton College, IL, May 28-30, 2015
We will be presenting at the CMCA Summit, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, IL. This is a three-day conference, May 28-30, 2015.  Our workshop will be held on Fri., May 29th at 10 am. Workshop topic: "Bringing Together Communities Suffering From Incarceration Issues: Inner City, White Collar and Nonviolent. A Christian Approach." Click image for more details and to order tickets.

Hudson Link/Mercy College Graduation, Sing Sing Correctional Facility, June 3, 2015
Event: Hudson Link/Nyack College Graduation, Fishkill Corrrectional Facility, Thurs., Jan. 22, 2015
Lynn and I are honored to be attending the graduation ceremony of inmates who have completed their college degrees behind bars! Click image for more info.

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Rev. Jeff Grant, JD, M Div, Minister/Director
jgrant@prisonist.org
jg3074@columbia.edu

(o) +1203.769.1096
(m) +1203.339.5887


Lynn Springer, Advocate, Innocent Spouses & Children
lspringer@prisonist.org
(m) +1203.536.5508

George Bresnan, Advocate, Ex-Pats
gbresnan@prisonist.org

Michael Karaffa, Advocate, Disabilities
mkaraffa@prisonist.org

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