Wednesday, April 12, 2017
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Leslie Phillips Theater, Fine & Performing Arts Building
Holyoke Community College
The United States locks up more people, per capita, than any other nation. What specific reforms are needed in policing, prosecutorial practices, and sentencing? Under current law, how well is justice being served? Join us for a panel discussion about the road ahead.
José Bou, Professor of Criminal Justice
Daisy Hernandez, Voices From Inside/Voices Carry
The Honorable Judge Michael Ponsor
Robert Ryan, Chief Probation Officer, Eastern Hampshire District Court
Moderator: Nicole Hendricks, Professor of Criminal Justice
Free and open to the public
VFI IN THE News
VFI's Tara McNamara organized the "Breaking Free" poetry reading in Greenfield--read about it in this Greenfield Recorder story.
An excerpt from Voices Carry's performance at Forbes Library is available for viewing on Youtube, here.
VFI writer Daisy Diaz read a poem to open Hampshire Art Museum's exhibition "Made in America: Unfree Labor in an Age of Mass Incarceration." The exhibit runs through March 10. Check out photos in the February 7 post, to the left.
VFI writer Tara McNamara's poem "Dear Ex-Husband" is featured in the October 29, 2016, issue of the Write Angles Journal. See the poem on our Writing& Prompts page.
WWLP's Ashley Kohl interviews VFI board members about upcoming fundraisers for VFI, April 27, 2016.
From the Heart: VFI Poets interviewed in the Greenfield Recorder, February 12, 2016
Hampshire Gazette Reports on VFI Performance at Lander-Grinspoon Academy, February 7, 2016
Interview with VFI Poets on the Bill Newman Show, February 3, 2016
Loud and Clear: VFI at Holyoke Community College, November 18, 2015
Women Share Stories While in Jail, June 18, 2015