About

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Collaboration at Work

The Justice On Trial film festival grew out of a conversation between award-winning author Michelle Alexander and Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project.

The Justice on Trial Film Festival speaks to the challenges of people caught up in the judicial system. They know only too well the pain and injustice—the jail house beatings, the solitary confinement, the stop-and-frisk humiliations, the selective prosecutions with bad plea bargains, and the unreasonably long sentences that they suffer. They are painfully familiar with the school-to-prison pipeline that puts so many young people, particularly those of color, at risk. But their voices are often unheard beyond their own communities. The film festival creates an opportunity to project their voices to a world deafened by the negative images and stereotypes presented by the media.

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Collaboration at Work

 

The Justice On Trial film festival grew out of a conversation between award-winning author Michelle Alexander and Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project.

 

The Justice on Trial Film Festival speaks to the challenges of people caught up in the judicial system. They know only too well the pain and injustice—the jail house beatings, the solitary confinement, the stop-and-frisk humiliations, the selective prosecutions with bad plea bargains, and the unreasonably long sentences that they suffer. They are painfully familiar with the school-to-prison pipeline that puts so many young people, particularly those of color, at risk. But their voices are often unheard beyond their own communities. The film festival creates an opportunity to project their voices to a world deafened by the negative images and stereotypes presented by the media.

 

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RE-ENTRY

DIRECT SERVICES

A New Way of Life has five re-entry houses, serving up to 32 women and their children at any given time. Along with emotional support and encouragement, we provide wrap-around support, including: transportation assistance, community engagement and family reunification.

COMMUNITY

SERVICES & ORGANIZING

A New Way of Life also supports the community-at-large, providing the following services and opportunities: Household Goods Distribution, Transitional Subsidized Employment (TSE) Program, Re-Entry Legal Clinic, Women Organizing for Justice & Opportunity (WOJO) and All of Us or None (AOUON).

RE-ENTRY

DIRECT SERVICES

A New Way of Life has five re-entry houses, serving up to 32 women and their children at any given time. Along with emotional support and encouragement, we provide wrap-around support, including transportation assistance, community engagement, and family reunification.

COMMUNITY

SERVICES & ORGANIZING

A New Way of Life also supports the community-at-large, providing the following services and opportunities: Household Goods Distribution, Transitional Subsidized Employment (TSE) Program, Re-Entry Legal Clinic, Women Organizing for Justice & Opportunity (WOJO) and All of Us or None (AOUON).

Keynote Speaker and Power Panelist 2016

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From left:

Gary Tyler and Bobbie Wallace

After serving 41 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Gary Tyler keynoted  on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Bobbie Wallace starred in the Passion Play featured in the film Cast the First Stone that was screened in the festival.

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From Left to Right:

  • Rick Jones, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Defense Service
  • Monique Morris, Author of Pushout
  • Susan Burton, ANWOL Executive Director
  • Councilmember Emma Sharif
  • Alex Johnson, Former Executive Director Children’s Defense Fund, CA

Past Film Festivals

2015

2015 Film Festival

2014

2014 Film Festival

2013

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Keynote Speaker and Power Panelist 2016

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From left:

Gary Tyler and Bobbie Wallace

After serving 41 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Gary Tyler keynoted  on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Bobbie Wallace starred in the Passion Play featured in the film Cast the First Stone that was screened in the festival.

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From Left to Right:

  • Rick Jones, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Defense Service
  • Monique Morris, Author of Pushout
  • Susan Burton, ANWOL Executive Director
  • Councilmember Emma Sharif
  • Alex Johnson, Former Executive Director Children’s Defense Fund, CA

Alex Johnson hosted the dynamic Power Panel which included Rick Jones and Monique Morris.