Life Is My Movie Entertainment documentary, Incarcerating US Sponsored by From the Block 2 the Boardroom (FTB2TB)
December 10, 2016 | 1:00P.M. – 4:00P.M. Union Baptist Church| 301 Pennington Ave, Trenton, NJ 08618
TRENTON, NJ – Life is My Movie Entertainment and Director, Regan Hines, presents a fulllength documentary, Incarcerating US. The documentary exposes America’s prison problem and explores ways to unshackle the Land of the Free through vital criminal justice reforms. With 2.3 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the largest prison population in the history of the world.
Among those featured in the film is Tracey D. Syphax, Entrepreneur, Criminal Justice Activist, and author of the award-winning memoir, From the Block to the Boardroom, CNN Hero Carolyn LeCroy, and Activist Amy Povah. Tracey has gained national recognition as an advocate for ending mass incarceration for ex- offenders and sharing best practices at The White House for Fair Chance Business Pledge and at Small Business Administration in Washington, DC for Returning Citizens Convening: Reducing recidivism and creating economic opportunity through entrepreneurship resources. As a trailblazer in reentry reform, Syphax teaches an entrepreneurial course to reduce recidivism and create economic opportunities.
Through dramatic first-hand accounts, expert testimony, and shocking statistics, Incarcerating US asks fundamental questions about the prison system in America: What is the purpose of prison? Why did our prison population explode in the 1970s? What can make our justice system more just?
The panelists will discuss “solutions.” Panelists are Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman; Eric E. Sterling, J.D., Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation; Hosea Johnson, Founder and President of Johnson Associates Systems Inc., NJ African American Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Rev. Toby D. Sanders, M DIV, Social Activist for Economic and Educational Justice; Moderator Tony “Shakur” Towns, Director of Involuntary Outpatient Commitment and Crisis Diversion for Oaks Integrated Care (formerly Greater Trenton Behavioral Health Care); Keynote Speaker Darren Green, Civic Activist and Educator.
For screenings and additional information on Incarcerating US visit online at www.incarceratingus.com, and on Twitter (www.twitter.com/incarceratingus). To learn more about FTB2TB, visit www.ftb2tb.com.
Media Inquiries and Interviews: Tracey D. Syphax at (609) 209-3285 or firstname.lastname@example.org