Recording: Beyond Bars: It's a Movement, Not a Moment

Beyond Bars: It's a Movement, Not a Moment

The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world, with over 2.3 million people behind bars. The impact of America’s mass incarceration reverberates across children, families, and communities.

BEYOND BARS’ shines a bright light on the human cost of the carceral system in America. It forces us to confront the visceral realities through the eyes of those who've been most affected. 

Chesa Boudin's story is a prime example of how lived experience can fuel the fight for justice. Separated from his parents at a mere 14 months old due to incarceration, his life was irrevocably altered. Yet, that experience became the fire that empowered him to change the system, leading him to become San Francisco's District Attorney.

Please join us for a screening of ‘BEYOND BARS’, followed by a critical panel discussion that delves into the film's themes and explores the tranformative power of lived experience in building a future rooted in justice and equity.