Fearless Vision // Real Solutions

Program*

Day 1: Native Strategies for Justice

Goal: to identify Native American organizing strategies around violence, and how directly impacted communities as well as grant makers can highlight and support Native American organizing efforts to end violence against Native peoples.

Panel Discussions: 

Violence against Native Peoples & Community Responses

Organizing on Reservations

Organizing Inside Prisons  

Overcoming Trauma & Barriers to Healing

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Screening: 

A private screening of The Seventh Fire with a candid Question & Answer session to follow with Rob Brown the subject of the film. Albino Garcia, director of La Plazita Institute and CJI Circle member, who also appears in the film, will moderate the discussion. 

Synopsis: When gang leader Rob Brown is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved American Indian community in northern Minnesota. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protégé, Kevin, dreams of the future: becoming the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation.

From executive producers Terrence Malick, Natalie Portman, and Chris Eyre comes this haunting and unflinching debut feature directed by Jack Pettibone Riccobono.

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Day 2: Beyond Prisons Joint Fundraiser with CURYJ

Join CJI, grantees and members of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) for refreshments and freedom dreaming at a joint community fundraiser for CJI and CURYJ. Hear about the exciting work CURYJ, CJI and our grantees are doing to make the vision of restorative justice a reality. All are welcome! There will be great conversation, music and art, food and drink. Learn more about CURYJ and La Cultura Cura Cultural Arts Cafe at curyj.org.

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Day 3: Toward Total Freedom

Goal: to identify and encourage steps that welcome people, in their entirety, their whole selves, their talents, strengths, and needs into the movement to transform the criminal justice system.

Panel Discussions:

Organizing to Strengthen a Movement Part 1: Everyone Under the Tent

Organizing to Strengthen a Movement Part 2: Bringing our Whole Selves

Make the Vision Plain: Visioning a World Beyond Prisons with Community Safety & Self-determination

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*Subject to change