MTC Webinar: Community Dialogs: Innovative Approaches to Reentry

Friday, January 22, 2021

MTC Community Dialogs: Innovative Approaches to Reentry


by Mount Tamalpais College (formerly Prison University Project)



Event Information

Panel discussion with two Bay Area organizations supporting people returning home from incarceration.

About this Event

Please join us for Mount Tamalpais College's Community Dialogs: Innovative Approaches to Reentry.

In California, most people are released from prison with $200 and meager other supports for rebuilding their lives. The challenges to landing on their feet are enormous, especially for those who have been incarcerated for decades. Please join us for a panel discussion exploring how two Bay Area organizations—Impact Justice and Bonafide—are addressing these challenges, and working to ensure that formerly incarcerated people not only reenter, but successfully reintegrate into, society. Brian Shipp, who was released from San Quentin in October 2020 after 40 years inside, will provide a firsthand account of his reentry experience.

Speakers include:

Sia Henry, Senior Program Specialist, Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice and MTC Board Member (introduction)

Becca Carter, Co-founder, Bonafide (facilitator)

David Cowan, Executive Director and Co-founder, Bonafide

Terah Lawyer, Program Manager, The Homecoming Project at Impact Justice

Aishatu Yusuf, Director, Innovation Programs at Impact Justice

Brian Shipp, former MTC student

This event is free.

About Mt. Tamalpais College

Mount Tamalpais College (formerly known as the Prison University Project) serves incarcerated students at San Quentin State Prison in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as a growing alumni network.

The Community Dialogs public education program is designed to engage the broader community in the complexities of the current situation in prisons and to highlight formerly incarcerated leadership in our community.