Transforming Perception of Formerly Incarcerated LGBTQIA+

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No social justice movement has created lasting change without the full participation and leadership of those directly affected. The growing movement to reform our harshly punitive criminal legal system is no exception. Formerly incarcerated people have experienced the traumas of incarceration, navigated returning home to our communities with little support or access to resources, and created pathways towards a better life with felony attached to their name. This invaluable lived experience is not without an inherent loaded ask.
Can you allow yourself to witness the continued harms of the criminal (in)justice system or does not helping making you part of the problem? Do you want to be part of the problem, or part of the solution?
By unapologetically centering ourselves as the solution, formerly incarcerated people are elevating the conversation and creating space for bold leadership, boundless ambition, and audacious innovation. Join Black & Pink as we explore our groundbreaking approach to leadership development for formerly incarcerated LGBTQ+ people. Learn about how we guide our community to discover their best selves and celebrate living out loud and out proud.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Presentation
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner