2017 Reentry Reflection Events
Sunday, January 15, 2017:
10:00am: Justice Sunday
Bethel Christian Fellowship Church, 2220 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE, Washington, DC.
CSOSA will join with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice (NAFJ) to launch our annual Reentry Reflection observance and NAFJ's annual volunteer recruiting effort with a special presentation to be held during the worship services at Bethel Christian Church.
Monday, January 16, 2017:
10:00am and 12:00pm: 2017 MLK Holiday DC Peace Walk and Parade
10:00am-12:00pm: Peace Walk, 2500 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE to The R.I.S.E. Center, 2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20032
12:00pm-2:00pm: Parade, The R.I.S.E. Center to Anacostia Park.
Returning citizens will take part in the Peace Walk. CSOSA clients performing Community Service will be among the many volunteers assisting with the 11th Annual MLK Holiday DC Parade.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017:
5:00pm-8:00pm: Screening of the Film "The Return"
St. Elizabeths Hospital Auditorium, 1100 Alabama Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032.
The National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens and The Women Involved in Reentry Efforts (W.I.R.E) are partnering to present a screening of The Return. After the special screening they will host a panel discussion entitled: How the Collateral Consequences of Incarceration Impacts Young People, Families and Communities. The objective of the panel is to create a platform for young people who desire to share their insight, and speak to the plight of young adults and communities across DC.
Saturday, January 28, 2017:
10:00am-12:00pm: Metropolitan Police Department Prayer Breakfast
Location: Good Success Christian Church & Ministries, 4401 Sheriff Road, N.E, Washington, DC 20019
MPD personnel will convene with returning citizens and clergy for fellowship and discussion at Good Success Christian Church and Ministries.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017:
6:30pm-8:30pm: Sharing Our Stories to Reclaim Our Lives: Understanding the Trauma-to-Prison Pipeline for Females
Location: Impact HUB DC, 419 7th Street, NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20004
The Who Speaks for Me? Project hosts this panel discussion focusing on why women are the fastest growing population in jails and prisons. A hands-on Design Thinking exercise will follow.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017:
8:30am-11:00am: Beyond Second Chances: Re-Entry Forum
Location: Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20068
Join the Council for Court Excellence for a forum exploring the implementation of recommendations from its recent report, "Beyond Second Chances: Returning Citizens' Re-entry Struggles and Successes in the District of Columbia."
Wednesday, February 15, 2017:
7:00pm-8:30pm: On the Same Page: Write Night
Location:Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037
Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop hosts a monthly On the Same Page: Write Night where community volunteers gather alongside Free Minds Poet Ambassadors home from prison to provide feedback on the writing of Book Club members still incarcerated. It is a simple and powerful way to support members' processes of self-awareness and change, as well as read great writing and meet other volunteers.
Saturday, February 18, 2017:
10:30am-12:30pm: Survival Strategies for Victims of the New Jim Crow
Appeal, Inc. presents a workshop examining the US criminal justice system and effective reentry.
Location: Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th Street NW, Washington, DC. Open to the public.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017:
6:30pm-8:30pm: OAG Family Reunification, Reentry & Justice Roundtable
Location: Trinidad Baptist Church, 1611 Benning Road, NE, Washington, DC 20002
This will be the OAG's second forum on Family Reunification, Reentry & Justice. Residents of the Fairview Residential Reentry Center, along with the public are invited to join the discussion.
Thursday, February 23, 2017:
6:30pm-8:30pm: CSOSA Citywide Reentry Assembly
Location: Gallaudet University, Kellogg Conference Center, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002
CSOSA will join with its criminal justice community partners to recognize the accomplishments of several successful returning citizens. In addition, CSOSA's Faith Based Initiative will recognize its mentors and mentees of the year.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017:
6:00pm-8:00pm: "I'm Home, I Know I've Hurt You...
How Can We Fix It?"
Location: Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, DC
Returning Citizens United, Inc. and the Missing Link Ministry are hosting a community forum moderated by Denise Rolark-Barnes. Open to the public.
For more information please contact:
Cedric Hendricks, Associate Director
CSOSA Office of Legislative, Intergovernmental,
and Public Affairs
Phone: (202) 220-5440