When: Sun., Sept. 3, 6-7:30 p.m. 2017
The 22-minute film tells the stories of three women who were incarcerated after acting in self-defense. Following the screening, one of the women featured in the film, Sharon White-Harrigan, will speak. We will discuss the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act and the impact it could have on the approximately 360 survivors who are now in prison across New York for crimes that stemmed from their surviving life-shattering abuse. Refreshments will be served. The event is co-sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie; the LGBTQ Community for Racial Justice; Coalition for Women Prisoners; and the Correctional Association of New York.