Join Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project, in conversation with Lexus Bowmen and Eleanor Reed.
After serving sentences of 4 and 35 years, respectively, Lexus and Eleanor were released from prison into a world ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic and are now residents at A New Way of Life. Susan, Lexus and Eleanor will talk about what A New Way of Life has done to prepare for an influx of formerly incarcerated women coming home in the midst of a pandemic, what it's like to emerge from years behind bars into a completely new normal, and what their hopes and dreams are for the future.
About the Speaker
Susan Burton founded A New Way of Life Reentry Project in 1998 to help women affected by the problems of incarceration and addiction with compassionate, practical support and resources. The organization has helped thousands of families in California and around the country, and Susan herself has been widely recognized as a new civil rights leader and social change activist. Her memoir, Becoming Ms. Burton, received a 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Recently, Susan launched the SAFE (Sisterhood Alliance for Freedom and Equality) Housing Network, a replication model that will allow A New Way of Life to share its methods with other up-and-coming reentry housing programs throughout the country.
This event will happen virtually using the Zoom online conferencing platform. If you are not familiar with this platform, click here for instructions.