Prisoner Justice - Live Panel with SINCE I BEEN DOWN

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join filmmakers and incarceration rights activists for a discussion of the film Since I Been Down.

In 1993, Washington State voters passed the three-strikes law and sent children considered irredeemable super-predators to prison for life without parole. Influenced by the national drug war frenzy, escalating crime, and gang activity, during the fear-based political policies of the 1980’s and ‘90’s, Tacoma, Washington sacrificed some of its most vulnerable children.

Join filmmakers, incarceration rights rights activists, and incarcerated citzens for a discussion of the film Since I Been Down, which spotlights Kimonti Carter and a wide group of incarcerated people who are breaking free from their situation, and creating a model of education to transform their lives, their communities, our prisons, and our own humanity.
Moderated by: Carla Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Speakers include:
  • James Bible - Civil Rights Attorney
  • Kimonti Carter - Black Prisoners Caucus member and Founding Member of Taking Action and Creating History (TEACH)
  • Dan Satterburg - King County Prosecuting Attorney
  • Gilda Sheppard - Director and Executive Producer, Since I Been Down
  • Tonya Wilson - Reentry Coordinator
Find out more about Since I Been Down, including how to view it before the live panel.

This event is one of four free filmmaker events occurring as part of the 2020 Social Justice Film Festival.

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