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Lines: New Animated Short Film Featuring Free Minds Poetry

Poetry by Free Minds members Alfredo, Aundrey, DC, Myron, Tavon, and Terrell is featured in the new animated short film, “Lines,” by Claire Fleming and produced by Letitia Wright (starring Letitia Wright, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jodie Turner-Smith, Adepero Oduye and Riz Ahmed). Currently playing at the Toronto Black Film Festival from February 10 – February…

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How you can stir up some ‘good trouble’ through causes John Lewis supported

Free Minds was honored to be included in this list of causes supported by the late Congressman John Lewis. Lewis visited members of our program in a DC jail in 2016. Free Minds Book Club created the Congressman John Lewis Fellowship, which pays former inmates to promote nonviolence and racial equity through storytelling and poetry.…

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Returning Citizens Talk Criminal Justice Reform

This spring, Free Minds collaborated with national nonprofit The Education Trust, who through a network of motivated advocates, fights to achieve high academic achievement for all students— particularly those of color or living in poverty. Together, Free Minds and The Education Trust hosted “Educational Justice: Centering the Voices and Experiences of Incarcerated Individuals,” a panel…

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