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Becoming Ms. Burton:  Re-entry, Healing, and A New Way of Life Panel Discussion & Book Signing
November 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EST

The first 60 audience members will receive a free copy of Susan Burton’s memoir, 
Becoming Ms. Burton
Join social justice leader and author Susan Burton in a conversation with other reentry advocates and activists about the powerful grassroots organizing led by the formerly incarcerated to bring an end to the discriminatory policies.
Grief-stricken after the death of her young son, Burton self-medicated with drugs and, without help or treatment, cycled in and out of prison for fifteen years. Today, as a leader in the fight to end mass incarceration, Burton dedicates her life to supporting women facing similar struggles. Her organization, A New Way of Life, operates five safe homes in Los Angeles that offer a lifeline to hundreds of formerly incarcerated women and their children.
Additional panelists include Cory Greene, co-founder, How Our Lives Link Altogether! (H.O.L.L.A.!), a nonprofit developed from the organizing work and political strategizing of people who served sentences in New York State correctional facilities, and Topeka K. Sam, co-founder, Hope House, a new program for single women returning to New York City from state or federal incarceration. Moderated by Cecilia Clarke, President, Brooklyn Community Foundation.
Produced in partnership with The New Press and Brooklyn Community Foundation.
Book signing to follow program.
Additional copies of the book available for purchase


November 19, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am


Brooklyn Museum
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
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