24 April 2014

BOSTON PREMIERE at SIMMONS COLLEGE - from 5.30pm until 7.30pm (add this)
Simmons College, 300 Fenway, in the Main College Building (MCB), Boston, MA (map)
Join us for this free screening, panel discussion, and activist networking event, with Director Matt Pillischer, Jeremy Thompson from Haley House, Marinella Blake from Ex-prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement/Jobs NOT Jails, and Professor Daren Graves (invited). We are particularly excited to be hosting this event in the lead-up to the historic Rally to End Mass Incarceration and Create Jobs on Boston Commons 2 days later: http://jobsnotjails.org/jnj/?p=179 SIMMONS COLLEGE 300 Fenway, in the Main College Building (MCB) THURS. APRIL 24, 2014 5:30-7:30pm - Film Screening (68 min) - Panel/Audience Discussion (45 min) - Info Tabling by activist groups around Mass Incarceration (before and after) The event is free and open to the public. It will be at Simmons College, 300 Fenway, in the Main College Building (MCB). Here’s a link with info on directions: http://www.simmons.edu/overview/directions/

28 April 2014

TRENTON Stand Against Racism 2014 - from 12.00pm until 1.00pm (add this)
Trenton Friends Meetinghouse, 142 E Hanover Street, Trenton, NJ (map)
BROKEN ON ALL SIDES director Matt Pillischer, Esq. is honored to be speaking at the annual STAND AGAINST RACISM sponsored by CWA Local 1036, Trenton Friends Meeting, and YWCA Trenton on April 28, 2014. Come over lunch and share ideas for moving the struggle forward here in Trenton. Additionally, representatives from Eastern Service Workers Assn will present a brief reading of a portion of the African National Congress manifest from 1944 and connect it to current struggles. Finally those present will have the opportunity to recite and commit to the Stand Against Racism pledge which people across the country are reading at similar events. Light refreshments will be served. This lunch time program is designed to end in time for workers come on their lunch break and return to work. You can join the Facebook event created for this gathering at https://www.facebook.com/events/224899937718034 Questions or comments can be posted there. Trenton Friends Meetinghouse 142 E Hanover Street Trenton, NJ https://www.quakercloud.org/cloud/trenton-friends-meeting/events/stand-against-racism-2014

29 April 2014

Restore, Rebuild, Reclaim After The War on Drugs - night of discussion - from 6.00pm until 8.30pm (add this)
7165 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States (map)
GFC BusinessConnect and Circle of Influence “BROKEN ON ALL SIDES 2” Restore, Rebuild, Reclaim After The War on Drugs Tuesday, April 29, 2014 At 7165 Lounge (Home of October Gallery) 7165 Germantown Ave. Phila. Pa. 6:00 pm "Broken On All Sides 2" is a collaborative discussion that will cover all aspects of the “wholeness” formula for preparing our returning citizens for re-entry into our communities as productive and thriving members and the underlying issues that must be addressed for prevention. This is a follow up panel discussion to “Broken On All Sides: Connecting The Pieces” which occurred on March 25, 2014 Broken On All Sides is an award-winning documentary that provides an important and often untold history on the causes of mass incarceration and places criminal justice under a racial justice lens. Michelle Alexander, author of the New York Times Best Seller "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”, is featured in the film. Panelists: - George Mosee, Deputy District Attorney, City of Philadelphia - Donna Allie, CEO TeamClean - Matthew Pillischer, Attorney Member of the Board of Directors - “The Center for Returning Citizens”; Director of the Award Winning Film “Broken On All Sides” www.brokenonallsides.com - Harold Dean Trulear, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Applied Theology/Howard University School of Divinity - Anthony Dickerson, The Center for Returning Citizens - Tyrone Wertz, CEO The End Crime Project - Tot Metz, Activist and Organizer for Decarcerate PA and Youth Art and Self-Empowerment Project Free and Open to the public. “Economic Empowerment with a Social Impact” Please contact Lydia Henry at marketing@girlfriendconnect.com for more details Media Contact: Lydia Henry, Marketing Director Phone: 484-324-8044 Email: marketing@girlfriendconnect.com

30 April 2014

Screening with director and panel - from 6.00pm until 8.00pm (add this)
625 West 133rd Street, Harlem, New York, NY 10027, United States (map)
KIPP Charter school will be hosting a screening and panel discussion of Broken On All Sides, with director Matt Pillischer, Esq., and criminal justice activists Five Mualimm-Ak (with NY's Incarcerated Nation, and formerly incarcerated for 11 years in NYS, 5 in solitary confinement) and Megan Crowe-Rothstein (with Jail Action Coalition). The event is free and open to the public. Infinity Charter School 625 West 133rd Street New York (Harlem), NY 10027

10 May 2014

NAACP Conversation about Race in America - Across Cultural Lines - from 10.00am until 1.00pm (add this)
Mount Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Ave, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054, United States (map)
NAACP Conversation about Race in America - Across Cultural Lines Mount Laurel Library 100 Walt Whitman Ave., Mount Laurel, NJ 08054Phone: (856)234-7319 Saturday, May 10th, 10am-1pm The historic Southern Burlington County NAACP will host a community forum to discuss issues of race in America. BROKEN ON ALL SIDES director Matt Pillischer, Esq. will be one of many panelists. The purpose of the forum is to provide a platform for discussions on race in America in a setting where understanding, patience and sensitivity replace bias, anger and indifference. The diverse cultural panel will offer their unique experiences on the subject of racism in America. An attorney specializing in Diversity Law will moderate this forum. No registration is needed. Free. http://localsearch.courierpostonline.com/localevents/event/100/98721-Conversation-about-Race-in-America-Across-Cultural-Lines

7 June 2014

Screening & Day of Discussion at Masjidut-Taqwa Mosque (Trenton) - from 1.00pm until 6.00pm (add this)
MASJIDUT-TAQWA, INC, 1001 E. State Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08609 (map)
MASJIDUT-TAQWA, INC. INVITES YOU TO A SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY – BROKEN ON ALL SIDES – AND AFTERWARDS JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON AMERICA’S PRISON SYSTEM PART I - FILM SCREENING FILM DIRECTOR/PRODUCER – MATTHEW PILLSCHER WILL PROVIDE DIALOGUE ON HIS EXTRAORDINARY DOCUMENTARY ON AMERICA’S PRISON SYSTEM. PART II - BREAK-OUT SESSIONS A). ISLAM AND THE PRISON SYSTEM WHAT IS THE CONNECTION TO ISLAM IN THE PRISON SYSTEM and HOW DO WE MAINTAIN THAT CONNECTION AFTER INCARCERATION? B). SCHOOL TO THE PRISON PIPELINE HOW DO WE PARTICPATE IN DESTROYING THAT WHICH DESTROYS OUR COMMUNITIES? CAN THE CHAIN BE BROKEN? PART III - PANEL DISCUSSION REVIEW OF THE FILM AND SUMMARY OF THE TWO BREAK-OUT SESSIONS. WHEN: SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014 WHERE: MASJIDUT-TAQWA, INC. 1001 E. STATE STREET, TRENTON, NJ 08609 TIME: 1:00 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M. CONTACT: 609-502-9163 FOR MORE INFORMATION THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC…..

10 June 2014

BEYOND THE WALLS Prison Healthcare & Reentry Summit (Philly) - from 8.30am until 5.00pm (add this)
Pennsylvania Convention Center - Philadelphia, Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States (map)
Broken On All Sides director Matt Pillischer will be presenting a panel, along with organizers from Philly, NJ, and NY: - - - - "Coordinating Regional Strategies in the Movement Against Mass Incarceration" - - - - Through a 2 year tour of his advocacy documentary, Broken On All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S., Matt Pillischer, Esq. has worked with thousands of people across the country that are leading the fight against Mass Incarceration / the New Jim Crow / the Prison Industrial Complex. The purpose of the workshop is to highlight pockets of struggle, and to begin to strategize how different cities and towns can work together regionally and nationally. Topics may include shared core visions, coordinated communication (such as a shared newsletter), regional protests and emergency networks, and referral systems. When: June 10, 2014, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (exact workshop time TBA) Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th and Arch Streets Philadelphia, PA 19107 This year’s Keynote Speaker will be MICHELLE ALEXANDER, The New York Times Best-Selling Author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. FREE Continuing Education Units Available: Approved by: • National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (For CHES) • State Board of Nursing (For RN/CRNP) *Participants can receive up to 4.5 CEUs for any of the above. Pending approval by: • The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors (For LSW and LCSW) • American Academy of Physician Assistants About the Summit: Through panels and workshops, we explore health and re-entry challenges facing persons who are incarcerated and persons re-entering our communities, including HIV, mental health issues, substance use, housing, employment, advocacy, mentorship and educational programs. With a focus on community led responses to the crisis in the criminal justice system, workshops reflect the needs of prisoners and former prisoners and will highlight the work being done to improve conditions inside the prison walls and in the communities to which prisoners are returning. With over 36 workshops and over 1,000 in attendance, this summit promises to offer something for everyone. http://www.aidseducationmonth.org/events/prison-health-care-reentry-summit-2014/

Want to hold your own Screening? Get in touch!

The most important thing is simply to raise awareness of these issues. One of the easiest ways to do that is to hold your own screening of the movie. Host for four people or four hundred — audience size doesn't matter, as long as there's an audience.

Host the Director

If you are interested in booking the filmmaker for a speaking engagement — to present the film with a Q&A, or to be a guest lecturer at your school, union, or religious institution, etc, — please contact the director, Matt Pillischer, at brokenonallsides@gmail.com for a price list and details."

Screening Extras

You don't need to book the director to host a discussion. There are several resources, including lectures and panel discussions, that you can show in addition to the movie, or as follow up events focused on discussion.