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College Behind Bars: A Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 17, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Presented by The Michelson 20MM Foundation

Join us for an exclusive pre-screening of Lynn Novick’s College Behind Bars, a four-part documentary series that details the transformative impact of college in prison. After the screening we will hear from alumni of the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), who will share their first-hand experience with the program, and how college gave them a second chance at success.

A special thanks to Skiff Mountain Films for providing an advance screening of the film.


3:00 PM Introduction
3:15 PM Film Screening
4:15 PM Panel Discussion, moderated by Dominique Di Prima
Followed by a networking reception

Instructions for parking and entry to City Hall coming soon!


Dominique di Prima

Kjlh Radio


Sarah Botstein

Producer, College Behind Bars


Max Kenner

Executive Director, Bard Prison Initiative


Dyjuan Tatro

Graduate, Bard Prison Initiative


Sebastian Yoon

Graduate, Bard Prison Initiative


Taffany Lim

Senior Director, Prison Graduation Initiative

No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members and eligible non-members, nonprofits, anyone

Register online: Here
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

About this Location
This location is ADA compliant, has dedicated nursing rooms, and gender-neutral restrooms available.

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