WHAT: Free screening and discussion of A Hard Straight, a film by Goro Toshima. This documentary details the experience of three individuals transitioning from prison to life in San Francisco and Los Angeles. A Hard Straight follows the former prisoners as they negotiate the difficulties of returning to an uncaring—and often hostile—society. A discussion will follow with local reentry experts. For more information on the film, go to: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/hardstraight/film.html.

WHO: The film is presented by the San Francisco Reentry Council and the San Francisco Public Library. Public Defender Jeff Adachi will moderate a discussion that includes Michael Brady, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; Linda Connelly, Leaders in Community Alternatives, Inc.; Stephen Fields, Asian American Recovery Services; Harvey Sako, Division of Adult Parole Operations; Cheyanne Torres, Project WHAT! Allyson West, California Reentry Program. Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi will provide welcome remarks.

WHEN           Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010

5:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: San Francisco Public Library

Koret Auditorium

100 Larkin Street (at Grove)

DETAILS: The movie and discussion are free and open to the public. The purpose of the Reentry Council is to coordinate efforts to support adults returning from jail or prison.  For more information, log onto sfreentry.com or call (415) 553-1593.


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