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Check out this community event with Renaldo Hudson

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Illinois Humanities is partnering with community organization First Followers and Renaldo Hudson as part of an Envisioning Justice Activation event. This event plans to “highlight the importance of including perspectives from individuals serving long-term sentences in our pursuit of a more just future.”

Renaldo Hudson is the education director and community organizer of the Illinois Prison Project and founded the Building Block program within the Illinois Department of Corrections. Hudson will share his experiences as a system-impacted individual and emphasize the need for diverse voices in conversations about creating a world without mass incarceration. He hopes to change what rehabilitation should look like within the system. First Followers is a reentry program whose mission is to “build strong and peaceful communities by providing support, guidance, and hope to formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones.” This event will provide free food and drinks and you can RSVP here

Collaboration from the inside out with Renaldo Hudson
Illinois Terminal Floor 4  
45 E University Ave  
Sept 19th , 5:30 p.m.
Free but registration is required

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