Conversations for Change - Philly DA

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May 27, 2021
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Join us on Thursday, May 27 at 7pm for a special Conversations for Change screening. Together, we’ll watch Episode 8 of Philly D.A. and then engage in a live conversation about the film.

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ABOUT EPISODE 8

Krasner recruits law students to join the next generation of prosecutors leading reform from within. Meanwhile, activists who campaigned for his election make good on their promise to hold Krasner’s feet to the flames, warning him of consequences if he doesn’t accelerate plans to phase out cash bail. The D.A. must decide how bold he can be today without undoing the progress he hopes for tomorrow.

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ABOUT THE SERIES:

In 2017, Philadelphia had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a long shot campaign to become District Attorney—and won—he pledged to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. With unprecedented access to Krasner’s office, Philly D.A. explores over the course of eight episodes the most pressing social issues of our time—police brutality, the opioid crisis, gun violence, and mass incarceration—through the lens of one man attempting fundamental overhaul from within the system.

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ABOUT THE EVENTs:

Conversations for Change will host a series of town hall dialogues centered around the provocative new PBS series Philly D.A. Screening events take place on April 16, May 20, and May 27.

The Town Hall event format aims to support communities in nurturing the understanding, reconciliation and empathy that we need today more than ever. All voices are valued in the safe space that we create—a way to have the conversations needed for peaceful solutions that are community sourced.

Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to bridge connection, and the diverse creators behind Independent Lens films and docuseries tell compelling, real stories. They introduce us to people and communities that are often unseen and unheard in our history and our world today.

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CFC Opening - Philly DA (May 27)

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LaTonya Myers Introduction

LaTonya Myers Introduction

Philly D.A. Episode 8

Krasner recruits law students to join the next generation of prosecutors leading reform from within. Meanwhile, activists who campaigned for his election make good on their promise to hold Krasner’s feet to the flames, warning him of consequences if he doesn’t accelerate plans to phase out cash bail. The D.A. must decide how bold he can be today without undoing the progress he hopes for tomorrow.

CFC Philly DA - Transition

70min 12sec

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