Tuesday August 15: No Way Home Screening in Lancaster, PA
Over the summer, Amistad Law Project has been hosting powerful community screenings of No Way Home, a new documentary about a mother’s struggle to reunite her family and end mandatory Life Without Parole in Pennsylvania. Directed by Danie Harris and Produced by Christopher McDonald, this film maps out the rise of mass incarceration in Pennsylvania and invites audiences to join the movement to stop the cycle of trauma. On Tuesday, August 15th we invite you to join us for a community screening at Covenant United Methodist Church in Lancaster, PA. Watch the trailer below and make plans to join us for this powerful conversation about the movement to end Life Without Parole in PA.
No Way Home traces the story of Lorraine Haw, known as Mrs. Dee Dee, as she grapples with the trauma of living on both sides of the epidemic of gun violence in Philadelphia. Earlier in life, Mrs. Dee Dee’s younger brother was shot to death in his apartment complex after an argument over a gold necklace turned fatal. Years later, still reeling from the tragic death of her brother, she was devastated to see her son sentenced to mandatory life without parole in prison. A leader in the movement to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Dee Dee’s story reflects the experiences of thousands of people in Pennsylvania who simultaneously sit on both sides of the gun violence epidemic: having lost loved ones to gun violence and also having lost loved ones to the carceral system.
Join us on Tuesday, August 15th 6:00 PM at Community Mennonite Church (328 West Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17603 US) for an event co-sponsored by Straight Ahead. A screening of No Way Home will be followed by a panel and town hall discussion on life without parole and the need for second chances in Pennsylvania prisons. Register below to attend the event and take part in this vital discussion about how we can reunite families and restore our communities.