Reparations for Incarceration: Community Events

Posted by Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral on September 10, 2018

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In September 2018, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral will host “Reparations for Incarceration,” an art exhibit by Mary DeWitt. DeWitt tells the stories of incarcerated women through painted portraits, often integrating personal quotes or memories into the pieces.

Along with Mary’s exhibit, the Cathedral is excited to welcome Paulette Carrington, a 2018 recipient of the Leeway Foundation’s Art and Change grant, as a guest speaker for a variety of community events.

At 16, Paulette was sentenced to life without parole, becoming what is known as a juvenile lifer. One year ago, after 40 years in prison, Paulette was released from prison because of a Supreme Court decision on juvenile sentencing reform.

Through the generosity of the Leeway Foundation, Paulette and Mary have partnered together to share their stories as well as their visions for our country’s much-needed criminal justice and incarceration reform.

The Cathedral is honored to host them and join in their commitment to addressing the state of mass incarceration in the U.S.

Thursday, September 20th | 6:00-8:00 PM
Reparations for Incarceration: We Need Justice Reform Now
Co-hosted by Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral & POWER
Conversation with Paulette Carrington followed by
Q&A panel on criminal justice reform with community leaders

Sunday, September 23rd | 2:00-4:00 PM
Reparations for Incarceration: A Diocesan Conversation on Mass Incarceration
Conversation with Paulette Carrington followed by Q&A panel with faith leaders  from the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, September 25th | 6:30-8:30 PM
Reparations for Incarceration: When Art and Activism Meet
Conversation between Paulette Carrington and Mary Dewitt followed by
Q&A panel with community and educational leaders including Dr. Donald Generals, President of Community College of Philadelphia and Dr. Chas Howard, Chaplain, University of Pennsylvania

All events will be at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. These events are free and open to the public.

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