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Panelist: IDEA Rochelle Film & Discussion: Criminal Justice Reform

  • New Rochelle Library Lawton Street New Rochelle, NY, 10801 United States (map)

The inaugural IDEA New Rochelle Presents: "3rd Thursdays” will begin with a viewing of the independent short film, Nothing Happened, written by and starring writer, actor and educator Tony Parent. In the docudrama, a man recounts his Stop and Frisk arrest and the ripples it makes in his life and close relationships over the following year. He wrestles with how to place what happened to him alongside the tragic stories fueling the current national dialogue on Racial Profiling.

At turns comic and reflective, this short docudrama is a voice for the "non-sensational" stories, which can get lost among the headlines permeating social media. The screening will be followed by a "talk back" discussion between Tony Parent and the audience, as well as a panel discussion about Criminal Justice reform. The panel discussion will feature guests Tony Parent, Marlon Peterson, (TED Resident, Soros Justice Fellow, and host of the show "Decarcerated Podcast"), and Caits Meissner, (Prison and Justice Writing Program Director at PEN America and Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice). The panel will be moderated by IDEA New Rochelle Creative Director Bayeté Ross Smith. Free.