Maurice and Juliana with literary journal

Free Minds is thrilled to announce the release of “They Call Me 299-359: Writings by the Incarcerated Youth of Free Minds Book Club &Writing Workshop,” an anthology of essays and poems written, edited and compiled by incarcerated youth from Washington DC.

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Panelists

Free Minds was honored to partner with the Benevolent Media Festival and American University’s Center for Social Media to host a screening of the powerful new documentary The Interrupters, the moving and surprising story of three “violence interrupters” in Chicago who with bravado, humility and even humor try to protect their communities from the violence…

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Write Night volunteers

Article contributed by Free Minds Volunteer Jaclyn Zubrzycki As part of a new effort begun this summer, Free Minds is now hosting volunteer Write Nights, where volunteers from throughout the community gather to read and respond to the writing of the young authors of Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop.

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We are excited to announce Books Across the Miles (BAM!), a new initiative funded with a generous grant from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the support of the Eleanor Wilson Chapter to create a “virtual book club” for our members serving time in federal prisons.  Since DC does not have its…

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