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Generocity is one of 15 news organizations participating in The Reentry Project, a solutions-oriented journalism initiative focusing on the challenges of prisoner reentry.
For the past year, Generocity has been a member of The Reentry Project, a collective of 15 local newsrooms committed to reporting on issues related to reentry in Philadelphia.
A few of our greatest hits from that time:
- “Americans want fewer prisoners. What’s art have to do with it?” — On the likelihood of state funding for arts programming in Pennsylvania prisons, with a focus on Graterford music workshop Songs in the Key of Free
- “Quaker City Coffee is betting that former drug dealers will make good entrepreneurs” — An “Around the Corner” interview with Quaker City cofounder Christian Dennis on its reentry-focused business model
- “Here are the 3 steps everyone agrees we need to take to tackle recidivism” — On knowing what those steps are, but more so, the challenge of getting stakeholders to commit to taking them
- “It’s National Reentry Week. Here are 4 policy solutions to help youth with criminal records” — A guest post by Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project cofounder Joanna Visser Adjoian and Community Legal Services staff attorney Jamie Gullen
Look out for another big piece from our involvement with the project in the next week. Officially, though, the collective’s work is wrapping up tonight with its signature event, The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated, at the Franklin Institute.
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We’re most excited about the lighting talks from local reentry activists, including Jeff Abramowitz of the Community Learning Center, Bill Cobb of the ACLU and Jondhi Harrell of The Center for Returning Citizens.
Bad news: It’s hella sold out. Good news: Project partner PhillyCAM is livestreaming the event, and you can watch right here anytime after 6 p.m. on Wednesday:-30-
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