The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY) is co-sponsoring a film screening of Redemption at Congressional Cemetery Thursday, May 25.
The film tells the story of two District residents incarcerated as teenagers, now leading efforts to make our communities safer.
Showing is 16 minutes long and will be followed by a discussion on the unique challenges faced by returning citizens and the landscape of criminal justice reform in the District.
The post-screening discussion will include the film’s subjects, Anthony Petty and James Carpenter, core team members of Neighbors for Justice, as well as the filmmaker Pam Bailey of More Than Our Crimes. Those organizations are cosponsoring the event.
The gates open at 7:30 and the film screening will begin around 8:30. Please be prepared with blankets, chairs, and other items to comfortably sit on the cemetery grounds. Smoking at the event is prohibited and there are no dogs, outside of service animals, allowed to attend.
Hear from community members working diligently to create a safer, better DC every day. It’s a great opportunity to hear from experts directly impacted by the criminal legal system about effective ways to address crime and violence in our community.
Screening is free but please register online.