Unlocking the Future: Life after Incarceration

March 2, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Saturday, March 2, 1:00-3:30 PM
Included with admission
Washington State History Museum

Join us at the History Museum for a moderated panel conversation about the challenges and opportunities of re-entry after incarceration. This event is presented in association with the exhibition Unlocking McNeil's Past: The Prison, The Place, The People

Talk with fellow participants at a reception following the panel discussion. Then, see the exhibition with museum staff available for questions. If you wish, come early and see the exhibition before the panel discussion; the museum opens at 10:00 AM.

Moderator Omari Amili is an author and community leader. He is a 2019 Humanities Washington speaker, presenting From Crime to the Classroom: How Education Changes Lives.

Panel participants: Several of the panelists will talk about their paths to success after incarceration.  

Secretary Stephen Sinclair, directs the Washington State Department of Corrections and is a leader in the prison reform/prison sustainability movement.

Dr. Christopher Beasley, University of Washington Tacoma Professor and Director of Post-Prison Education Research Lab; community psychologist; co-founder of the national Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network. 

Mr. Shaun Worthy, entrepreneur, youth advocate, ambassador of Positive Change, TedX speaker, owner/founder of IAMWORTHY & ASSOCIATES, LLC.

Ms. Tarra Simmons. attorney; executive director of Civil Survival; Governor Appointee to the Public Defense Advisory Board and the Statewide Reentry Council where she serves as co-chair.

Mr. Christopher Johnston, recipient of the University of Washington 2017 Dean’s Leadership Award, Husky Volunteer Award, and Gift of Service Award; South Seattle College instructor; poet and singer.