Returning to Society from Prison: What We Can Do Better -2/25 (RSVP)

A Brighter Way has a big event scheduled for Tuesday, February 25th, 6:30-8:30pm.
 
The event is titled “Returning to Society from Prison: What We Can Do Better” and will explore the unique factors that have led to Washtenaw County leading the state in returns to prison and jail. We will have a panel, brief individual presenters, and Q&A from audience members. The group will discuss underlying issues but also practical solutions to the problem that have been proven to work but are not adequately supported and funded. 
 
We want to fill the room. We plan on inviting local politicians and people who work in the field of reentry. However, we also just simply want to bring more people into the conversation. 
 
To frame it another way: the biggest challenges are accessible housing, quality employment, but also a lack of funding for quality services. The more people who we can get engaged in the conversation, the more we can come together as a community to address the problem. 
 
What: Returning to Society from Prison: What We Can Do Better
When: Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Where (**NEW LOCATION**): Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center
Michigan and Superior rooms
4135 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
 
Panelists will include:
Jeff Irwin, State Senator
Kyle Kaminski, Legislative Affairs, Michigan Department of Corrections
Tom Harrison, Owner, Michigan Ladder
Malachi Muhammad, Employee, The Lunch Room
Cozine Welch, Executive Director, A Brighter Way
Mary Heinen-McPherson, Co-Founder, Prison Creative Arts Project
 
RSVP here today and please feel share this invite with your network. We have space for 130. 
 
Questions about the event? Contact:
Aaron Suganuma
Executive Director, A Brighter Way
abwmentoring@gmail.com | 734-646-1587

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