Norm Conti lecture

Racial Equality Programming

LIFE SENTENCES: WRITINGS FROM INSIDE AN AMERICAN PRISON
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Power Center

Elsinore Bennu Think Tank for Restorative Justice and the Center for Catholic Faith and Culture are hosting a reading of poetry and prose by six formerly incarcerated men. The six authors--Fly, Faruq, Khalifa, Malakki, Oscar, and Shawn--met at the State Correctional Institution in Pittsburgh and came together in 2013 to form the Elsinore Bennu Think Tank for Restorative Justice. The men met weekly for years, along with writers, activists, and political leaders, and bonded over the creation of this book, a hybrid of prison memoir, philosophy, history, policy document, and manifesto. 

Please join us for an informal reception, followed by the reading by the authors, and opportunity for Q and A.
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In 2020, the Racial Equality and Restorative Justice Working Group will also support the following programs: 

  •  Bethlehem Haven: Reading Library for long-term residents featuring writings of women theologians. 
  • Day of Learning and Speaking Out mini-grants
  • Inside Out Training 
  • Criminal Justice Reform Speaker