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Get Involved | FIRSTHAND: Life After Prison

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How You Can Participate

Are you interested in hosting a FIRSTHAND event, spreading the word about the project, or utilizing the content in some way? Let us know!

Engagement Events

In partnership with Illinois Humanities’ Envisioning Justice Initiative, WTTW will present regular FIRSHTAND: Life After Prison screenings and conversations about re-entry in Chicago and Illinois to invite community residents, thought leaders, policymakers, and the philanthropic community to engage in dialogue and explore ways to effect possible positive change.

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Discussion Guide

The FIRSTHAND: Life After Prison Discussion Guide, written by University of Illinois Chicago Criminology, Law and Justice Assistant Professor Julian Thompson, PhD., provides direction and prompts for meaningful discussion and engagement, and tools for community members and organizations, educators, faith community leaders, and policymakers to examine and understand the complexities people face after incarceration.

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