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Reentry Community Connections May 12, 2018

Kaneza Schaal & Cornell Alston: JACK &

Photo: Christopher Myers

 

Over the past few months, the JACK & team and On the Boards had many conversations with individuals, groups, and organizations working in reentry and prison reform in Seattle. We spoke to staff members of agencies serving thousands of formerly incarcerated per year, providing job training and transitional housing; individual case workers; city officials; justice and reform advocates; formerly incarcerated individuals organizing groups around a shared racial identity; groups using the arts as healing practice or as an alternative to juvenile sentencing. 

These conversations are an integral part of the creative project. Through this work, we encountered a constellation of perspectives and experiences that all contribute to an ongoing dialogue around the national trauma of mass incarceration. 

The JACK & team and On the Boards thank the following folks for taking the time to talk, meet, and organize groups to attend performances. 

• Aaron Counts and Nikkita Oliver​, Creative Justice​ 
• Alex Mayo and Maria Moody, Civil Survival​
• Angeline Thomas, Washington Appleseed​
• Byron Au Yong
• Caedmon Cahill, City of Seattle Re-entry Workgroup
• Carolyn Dougherty, Recovery Café​ 
• Christopher Poulos, Statewide Reentry Council (Washington)
• Daemond Arrindell, Freehold Theatre​/Engaged Theatre Program
• Dan Satterburg, King County Prosecuting Office
• Dominique Davis, Community Passageways​
• Fidelma McGinn​, Seattle Foundation​
• Franklyn Smith, Transition Resource Specialist, Department of Corrections  
• Holly Jacobson​, Elise Holschuh, Path with Art​
• James Amos, Transition Resource Specialist, Department of Corrections  
• Jan Whitsitt 
• Joe Garcia, King County Community Partnership for Transition Services
• Kathy Wong, King County Community Partnership for Transition Services
• Keith Marler, King County Community Partnership for Transition Services
• Many Uch and Brandon Wong, F.I.G.H.T. 
• Mary Flowers 
• Nanette Sorich, Pioneer Human Services​
• Richard Gold, Pongo Publishing
• Robin Lynn Smith, Freehold Theatre 
• Shontina Vernon
• Stephan Thomas, King County 180 Program and King County Prosecuting Office
• Sue Mason and Roz Solomon, What's Next - Washington​
• Trina Kinney 
• Willard Jimerson, Urban League's GROOM program 

Learn more about JACK &, at On the Boards through May 13: 
http://bit.ly/SchaalAlston-May2018

(Photo: Christopher Myers)

 

 

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