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V-Day 2019: Spotlight on Women in Prison and Formerly Incarcerated Women
Every year, the V-Day Spotlight campaign calls attention to a particular group of women who are experiencing elevated levels of violence and disproportionate socio-political marginalization, in an effort to raise awareness for the issues they face and aid the community groups working to address these injustices. The spotlight this year is on incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women.

* This is a 21+ event unless you are with your parent/legal guardian.
* Contains adult-themed material that may not be suitable for young children.
Reinventing Reentry will be the main beneficiary of the V-Day Phoenix 2019 production of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant And A Prayer, being produced by Stacey Champion.
When: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Parsons Center for Health and Wellness - 1101 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Get your tickets today!
We are thrilled to be partnering with #cut50 to make this year’s National Day of Empathy the biggest, most impactful one yet. 

Together, we can create empathy on a massive scale for millions of Americans behind bars and their loved ones by bringing impacted people and their families together with elected officials.

When: Wednesday, March 5, 2019 - 8 a.m. - 12 pm.

Where: Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007

What: Arizona leaders and organizations will gather at the Capitol for a press conference and a morning filled with meaningful action. 

Learn more at DayOfEmpathy.org , and stay tuned for important details. We hope to see you all there!
Help us eliminate hiring, housing and education barriers for Arizonans who have been to prison. If you are a business owner or part of an organization who is committed to promoting fair chances for all, please sign the Fair Chance Arizona pledge. We encourage you to share this important initiative with others in your network, too! Together we can enact real change in our state and our country.  
We were honored to join  American Friends Service Committee - Arizona Orange Is the New Black  author Piper Kerman, and more at the Capitol on Jan. 22nd for  ReFraming Justice Day !

Click here to learn more about the event.
Huge thanks to all of our volunteers, attendees, and All Saints Episcopal Church for having us. See below for details on other upcoming Reentry Simulations.
The Reentry Simulation simulates the struggles and challenges faced by individuals who are transitioning from incarceration back into society.
Upcoming Reentry Simulations:

Feb. 6: Liberal Ladies in Fountain Hills 

Feb. 20:  University of California / Irvine

April 2: Columbia University, New York City

April 23: NYC Friends Academy 

As we prepare for this year’s State of the Union address, we’re thinking back to Reinventing Reentry founder Sue Ellen Allen’s trip to the First Lady’s box in 2016 for President Obama’s final address.
 “Looking down from the first lady’s box into the House Chamber felt surreal, like watching on TV only I was actually there. The Joint Chiefs of Staff all in their military regalia, the Supremes in their somber black robes, all looking very serious. Perhaps there’s a rule against smiling? But the Congressional leaders were all laughing and chatting while they waited for the president. It was very collegial until suddenly, there he was, the President. As soon as he walked in the door, politics reared its ugly head and all the fraternizing went away.”
Prison sentencing reform bill gets warm reception at Arizona Capitol
A criminal-justice reform bill that seeks to reduce recidivism by cutting the amount of time inmates spend in Arizona prisons drew more than 100 people to the State Capitol in Phoenix Tuesday, hopeful for the future.

Court: Tucson man wrongly jailed cannot collect for years behind bars
A Tucson man who spent 42 years in prison on 28 arson-related murder counts that were later vacated cannot now collect damages for the years he spent behind bars, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

If Ducey wants to be a real champion for second chances, the time is now
In his State of the State address, Gov. Doug Ducey said he wants to help people avoid returning to prison—otherwise known as “recidivating.” But days earlier, Gov. Ducey told the Arizona Mirror that he is most interested in helping people who are “getting out of prison.” He said they “are the people we can deal with right now.” 

Attorney general nominee Bill Barr’s “tough on crime” record, explained
Barr, who previously held the position under President George H.W. Bush, would become head of the US Department of Justice if senators confirm him. He’d replace acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who’s in office after Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned last year.

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Help us spread the word about reentry solutions. Find out how you can help create real change. You can donate through PayPal by clicking below, or by mailing your check to Reinventing Reentry. 
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1776 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 8412, Scottsdale, AZ 85252