An Interfaith Conversation on Successful Reintegration in West Philly (and beyond)
How can faith communities support people recently released from incarceration?
Jobs, food, and housing are essential. But can we build a caring community of support that is localized and grassroots? On June 9th, during the Philadelphia month of reentry, we aim to build a broad-based interfaith coalition of houses of worship, faith communities, & other neighborhood organizations in W and SW Philadelphia. Brief introductions by panelists will widen into an hour-long townhall conversation examining barriers to success and potential next steps. Aiming to revitalize inclusive neighborly love in West Philadelphia and beyond!
All are welcome—in person or online, but register ahead.
-Rev. Donna Jones, Executive Director, MCCP, Inc. & Pastor, Cookman Beloved Baptist Church
-Rev. Dr Lori Banfield, Executive Director, Redemption Housing
-Former St. Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, Chair, Healing Communities PA, Founder, the CHARLES Foundation & the DONTE Initiative
-Mr. Nick Lordi, Senior Program Director, Project Home, Founder Redemption Housing
-Jerue Lawson, Restorative Cities Initiative Hub Leader
Moderated by Rev. Dr. Chris Kimmenez (Healing Communities, PA) and Miriam Wattles (Calvary St. Augustine parishioner and Deacon Aspirant)
An In-person and Online conversation
When: Thursday, June 9th 2022, 6-8:30 pm
Where: Calvary St Augustine 814 N. 41st St (pizza and tables in Logan Hall)
Sponsored by Healing Communities, PA; Calvary St. Augustine Church; the Diocese of Pennsylvania
Tue, Apr 19, 2022, 12:00 PM –
Wed, Jun 8, 2022, 5:00 PM EDT
To register for the in person (mask required) event, click https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interfaith-panel-on-reentry-in-west-philadelphia-tickets-323310679947
To register for the online event, click https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interfaith-panel-on-reentry-in-west-philadelphia-tickets-323284922907