#REVOLUTIONARYREELZ - CALIFORNIA

From Prop 47 to Ban the Box, California voters and our state legislature have made it clear that no person should be denied the opportunity to work after he or she has served their time and paid their debts to society. Yet, in the state of California there are still over 4,000 barriers that exclude people with felony convictions from fully participating in society and in most cases permanently barring them from basic employment opportunities, exposing them to discriminatory housing restrictions, and in some cases excluding them from furthering their education.

It is to that end that Californians for Safety aims to build a broad multi-year agenda around and platform focused more on Second Chances. The goal of shifting to a deeper focus on Second Chances is to transition from solely Proposition 47 record change advocacy and implementation to a broader agenda focused on humanizing people with convictions and building a movement to eliminate barriers to stability and empowerment. 

As part of our Second Chances Program we have partnered with Justice League CA to host a series of panel discussions about mass incarceration and the residual effect it has on local communities.  We would love to have you join us for our first one in Stockton.

Join Carmen Perez, Co-Chair of the Women's March on Washington & Harvard Professor/Author Elizabeth Hinton, for a screening and discussion of Ana DuVernay's timely and compelling documentary "13TH" hosted by Rock of Hope City Church, Justice League CA & Californians for Safety and Justice.

 

Immediately following the screening we will be joined by:

Alex Johnson, Managing Director, Californians for Safety and Justice/ Former Executive Director, Children Defense Fund CA

Carmen Perez, Co-Chair of the Women's March on Washington/Co-Founder, Justice League NYC/ Executive Director, The Gathering for Justice

Professor Elizabeth Hinton, Assistant Professor, African and African American Studies at Harvard University/ Author, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Tashante McCoy-Ham, Executive Director, OWL Movement/ Chapter Coordinator Crime Survivors, Safety and Justice


PREVIOUS SCREENINGS OF #REVOLUTIONARYREELZ:

January's #RevolutionaryReelz free public screening featured the documentary "Rikers", followed by a panel discussion with members of the cast, including JustLeadership USA's Glenn Martin, Kathy Morse and Justice League's own Mysonne The General.  We were excited to partner with the RFK Human Rights Young Leaders on this presentation.

January's #RevolutionaryReelz free public screening featured the documentary "Rikers", followed by a panel discussion with members of the cast, including JustLeadership USA's Glenn Martin, Kathy Morse and Justice League's own Mysonne The General.  We were excited to partner with the RFK Human Rights Young Leaders on this presentation.

Justice League hosted our 3rd installment of #RevolutionaryReelz on November 18th, Ava Duvernay's "13TH".  In light of recent events, there could not be a more meaningful and important film for our community.  

Justice League hosted our 3rd installment of #RevolutionaryReelz on November 18th, Ava Duvernay's "13TH".  In light of recent events, there could not be a more meaningful and important film for our community.  

October's film was A Walk To Freedom, followed by a Talk Back Session with the co-Founder of Justice League and Executive Director of the Gathering for Justice, Carmen Perez; and Women's Rights Activist and Criminal Justice Reform Advocate, Donna Hylton.

October's film was A Walk To Freedom, followed by a Talk Back Session with the co-Founder of Justice League and Executive Director of the Gathering for Justice, Carmen Perez; and Women's Rights Activist and Criminal Justice Reform Advocate, Donna Hylton.

September’s  #RevolutionaryReelz documentary was Sing Your Song about the legendary Harry Belafonte, the founder of The Gathering for Justice.  The film follows Mr. B's extraordinary career as the world's most popular entertainer to his Civil Rights crusade that spanned 5 decades and continues today.  The screening was followed by a talkback conversation moderated by Citizen Action NY's (and Justice League member) Darius Gordon with the film's director Susanne Rostock.  

September’s  #RevolutionaryReelz documentary was Sing Your Song about the legendary Harry Belafonte, the founder of The Gathering for Justice.  The film follows Mr. B's extraordinary career as the world's most popular entertainer to his Civil Rights crusade that spanned 5 decades and continues today.  The screening was followed by a talkback conversation moderated by Citizen Action NY's (and Justice League member) Darius Gordon with the film's director Susanne Rostock.