CARE aims to bring awareness to postprison reintegration

UW Tacoma’s CARE — the Col­laborated Association for Education and Reintegration — is hosting a special event and film screening about post prison success. The event is May 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Carwein auditorium on the UWT campus and is by invitation only. CARE states on UWT’s DawgDen site that their goals are to “bring awareness to and foster discussion about post prison higher education.”

The event is organized by Emily Clouse, the president of CARE, and is sponsored by various organizations on UWT’s campus including the Di­vision of Behavioral & Human Ser­vices, the Social Work & Criminal Justice Program, the Center for Eq­uity & Inclusion, the Division of Politics, Philosophy, & Public Affairs, the Black Student Union and the Criminal Justice League.

The schedule of the event includes opening remarks from Omari Amili, a formerly incarcerated UWT alum­nus, as well as a spoken word perfor­mance by Terrance Turner, a for­merly incarcerated alumnus of Evergreen College.

After the opening reception, CARE will screen “From Incarcera­tion to Education,” a documentary about the struggles people face as they seek out new opportunities after leaving prison. This film, also re­ferred to as “FITE,” is about four formerly incarcerated students at UC Berkeley and their path to higher education and success.

A panel comprised of filmmakers, the students featured in the film and audience members will follow the screening along with a Q&A session. The evening will come to a close with a mixer for formerly incarcerated UWT students and alumni.

Students looking to volunteer can email Emily Clouse at
eclouse@uw.edu

PHOTO COURTESY OF FITE

Alyssa Tatro

Alyssa majors in urban studies and community development. She is interested in and concerned about issues in Tacoma that impact the community. She is obsessed with all things chocolate and piggies.

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