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Premier of "The Long Road Home": The Broken Prison System

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Laura Magnani
Location Details:
Grand Lake Theater

FEB 12 (Tuesday)
Hard Road Home (film)
See the hard-hitting, heartbreaking, uplifting, and insightful documentary HARD ROAD HOME at Grand Lake Theater in Oakland 6-9 pm (film 7-8:15 pm), a project of Auburn Seminary.
The film explores one of the most difficult issues facing our vast, and growing, prison population: WHAT
TO DO WHEN YOU GET OUT. HARD ROAD HOME tells a searing and compelling story about some who beat the odds.

Julio Medina, a drug-dealing gang leader when he went to Sing Sing prison, left 12 years later a changed
man. He had graduated from the only MA program in religion run inside prison walls. He created Exodus
Transitional Community, an amazing program run by men and women formerly incarcerated and dedicated to breaking the downward cycle of recidivism.

The film follows two members of Exodus. It shows us the extraordinary energy, resources, and strength of
character required to save even one person from returning. We see how the dedication of caring
individuals can help people beat the odds.

Julio and some of the filmmaking team will be here for the premiere, 6-9 pm Tues Feb 12.

After the film, a panel, with Laura Magnani, author of Beyond Prisons: a New Interfaith Paradigm for our
Failed Prison System (, Julio, Dorsey Nunn, Marilyn Washington and Shanell Williams will discuss the film and re-entry issues with the audience.

This is an important opportunity to learn how your community can be part of the solution to the prison
crisis in California.

Co-sponsors: Faith Voices for the Common Good the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the Howard Thurman Center for Spirituality and Social Justice, and Starr King School for the Ministry. Join us for a great evening!

FFI: 510-459-5123. Tickets $10, with a suggested donation of $20, so all who want to attend can come
(funds will go to All of Us or None ( for their Ban the Box campaign and to local re-entry programs). Bulk rates for groups.
Added to the calendar on Fri, Feb 8, 2008 9:56AM
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