Thursday, October 5

6:00 – 8:00pm | Ballard Homestead (MAP) | Sliding scale $0-20 **all proceeds support our work in prisons

Please join us for what is sure to be an amazing evening! We will be watching the short documentary Mothering Inside, which chronicles the experiences of incarcerated women participating in the Family Preservation Project in Oregon state. After the 30-minute documentary, we will facilitate a panel discussion with members of our community who have experienced and witnessed this firsthand.

Our intention is for this event to promote an inclusive and meaningful discussion around the impact of incarceration on families, and more specifically how we as a community can come together to disrupt the cycle of mass incarceration that plagues families and ultimately transform the system.

Panelists:

  • D’Adre Cunningham, Incarcerated Parents Project Attorney at the Washington Defender Association
  • Cheryl Hanna-Truscott, CNM (Ret) and Photographer behind the Protective Custody photo series
  • Honey Herman, formerly incarcerated mother, activist and change maker
  • Angel Johnson, formerly incarcerated mother, YBB teacher, co-founder of Hike Pretty
  • Jessica Katz, Founding Director of the Family Preservation Project
  • Michelle McClendon, Funding Advisor with Highline College, workshop facilitator and Social Justice & Equity Game Changer with Civil Survival, formerly incarcerated mother and former RSJ Committee member

Please register here by 9/25.

The YBB Race and Social Justice (RSJ) Committee’s purpose is to dismantle racism and promote social justice within our organization, the criminal justice system, the Washington State yoga community, and beyond. We do this by hosting events and trainings designed to engage communities in conversations that inspire compassionate action towards addressing societal inequities.

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