The Social Justice Initiative presents a Film Screening of "The Mayor of Graterford"
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 | Bryn Mawr Film Institute
"The Mayor of Graterford" is a documentary highlighting the issue of life without parole sentencing in the Pennsylvania prison system. This film—created through Villanova University’s Social Justice Documentary Program—recounts the harsh realities of those serving life sentences and the effect on individuals, families, and communities.
The film screening and panel discussion deepened our understanding and assist in facilitating resilience and wellbeing to people who are currently or have been incarcerated. SJI is committed to advancing knowledge around its core value that all people deserve equal access to opportunities and resources that help them reach their greatest potential. In anticipation of SJI’s National Conference in May 2020, the panel highlighted how courage and compassion are integral to enacting social justice, and can be embodied by all with conscious efforts.
This event was co-sponsored by the Center for Child and Family Wellbeing at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) for a maximum of two CEU credit hours. GSSWSR, as a CSWE-accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for social workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in Pennsylvania and many other states.
This event was free and open to the public.
Listen to reactions from members of the Bryn Mawr College community.