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Life, Death, Life Again @ Monmouth University

  • Pollak Theater of Monmouth University 160 Larchwood Avenue West Long Branch, NJ United States (map)


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Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is a verbatim theater piece by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, that shares the stories of four people sentenced to die in prison for violent crimes committed as children, and a victim’s grandson who chose to lead with forgiveness. Each performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the themes discussed in the play - radical forgiveness and how we can create a more humane criminal justice system.

Featuring: Turron Kofi Alleyne, June Ballinger, Shavonna Banks, LaChrisha Brown, Brian O'Neill, David Seamon

Panel Discussion on Radical Forgiveness and Juvenile Sentencing to follow performance. Panelists include:
Moderator - Johanna Foster, Director of the Monmouth University Sociology Program
Eleanor Novek, Professor in the Department of Communication at Monmouth University
Rev. Derinzer Johnson, St. Stephen's AME Zion in Asbury Park
Justice Rountree, New Jersey Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement

This performance is presented by The Monmouth University Center for the Arts with the Department of Political Science and Sociology, Department of Criminal Justice, and the School of Social Work at Monmouth University.

Free for the general public. Donations are gratefully accepted.

*Social Work CEUs - Approved and provided by the Monmouth University School of Social Work in accordance with New Jersey Administrative Code 13:44G and recognized by the New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners.

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Earlier Event: November 11
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