Week 2: Criminal Justice Today
Schedule for Wed. Aug. 28
Original Hidden Lives Illuminated Films
The Bus Stop
From the filmmaker’s perspective, we all do dumb things as kids, and we could all use someone watching our back.
There He Was, There He Is
The protagonist goes to sleep a child and wakes a man. How will yesterday's plans work in tomorrow's society?
“Money doesn’t grow on trees.” The filmmaker asks, “How much is money really worth?”
Between Two Courts
The filmmaker recalls how his youth on the basketball court became a life in criminal court and incarceration.
Filmmakers at Philadelphia’s Riverside Correctional Facility for Women
You Can Go Left or Right
The filmmakers reflect on life inside a hectic county jail for women.
Brooklyn Defender Services: Perpetual Punishment
Many of America’s formerly incarcerated people face numerous obstacles when integrating back into public life once free, according to Wes Caines and his former colleagues Scott Hechinger and Hannah McCrea at Brooklyn Defender Services, a public defender service in New York City.
Watch the film here.
Sesame Street: Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration
Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration provides much-needed resources to support and comfort young children throughout their parents' incarceration.
Watch the film here.
This Evening’s Programs
7:00 – 9:45 pm: Write the Filmmakers
Share your thoughts with the filmmakers! Postcards and pens will be available every night during Hidden Lives Illuminated. Write your note to the artists and drop it in the mailbox provided. We’ll take care of delivering your message.
7:00 – 9:00 pm: Learn how you can get involved!
Join us for an open house with these community organizations and learn how you can get involved:
- The Institute for Community Justice is a comprehensive prison services and reentry program providing health linkages, supportive services, education, and advocacy for individuals, families and communities impacted by mass incarceration. To learn more about ICJ, visit www.fight.org.
- Interim House provides a continuum of comprehensive services to women addicted to drugs and alcohol that includes three levels of care: Residential Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, and Outpatient Counseling. Incorporated in 1971, Interim House was the first such specialized program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and one of the first in the nation. It has served as a model for innovative treatment of substance abusing women. To learn more about Interim House, visit www.InterimHouse.org.
- The Mayor’s Office of Reintegration Services (RISE) and PA Career Link provide employment support to individuals who have been previously convicted, sentenced and incarcerated. This includes vocational training, computer literacy, and job search assistance. To learn more about RISE and PA Career Link, visit www.phila.gov and www.PACareerLinkPHL.org.
These events (as with all events during Hidden Lives Illuminated) are free and open to the public. No reservations required. Appropriate for all ages.
7:00 – 9:00 pm: Member Night
On Wednesday evenings, Eastern State members receive special perks. Members should check in at the welcome table inside the Hidden Lives Illuminated Event Hub at OCF Coffee House.