‘Since I Been Down’: Film Screening and Community Conversation

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‘Since I Been Down’: Film Screening and Community Conversation

Categories: Upcoming Events

We are honored to continue to amplify the powerful work of local director Dr. Gilda Sheppard and her award winning documentary, Since I Been Down on Saturday August 5th, 3-6pm at The Olympia Center. The film features Kimonti Carter, founder of the T.E.A.C.H. (Taking Education and Creating History), a prisoner-led higher-education program now at three Washington prisons. Kimonti is also a leader in the Black Prisoners’ Caucus and advocate for transformative justice. Following the film screening our YWCA Olympia facilitators will host community discussion around transformative justice and how to continue this work in our community.

For tickets and registration please visit https://tinyurl.com/2pbzfanh

“Since I Been Down is a film and impact campaign dedicated to raising awareness around transformative and restorative justice. Thrown into prison – not for education or rehabilitation, but for removal and punishment (“out of sight, out of mind”) – these children, who are now adults, could not be silenced. Together they built a prisoners’ community of healing that extended beyond prison walls. Check out the #SinceIBeenDown campaign and be a part of the transformative justice movement! Visit sibd.us to see the full trailer and learn how to get more involved! #TransformativeJustice gets to the root of issues in our communities like mass incarceration and provides tools to combat them.”