This performance is approved for 3 NJ CLE credits.
This performance is presented by the New Jersey State Bar Association with the Office of the Public Defender. This is a ticketed event open to New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania attorneys. Registration and tickets are available here.
Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is a verbatim theater piece by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, that shares the stories of 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. The play is produced by coLAB Arts and underwritten with a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
Cast: Turron Kofi Alleyne, June Ballinger, Shavonna Banks, LaChrisha Brown, Dave Seamon, Rob Sheridan
Tuesday, December 11, 6:00-8:30pm
United Way of Northern New Jersey
60 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Panel Discussion on Radical Forgiveness and Juvenile Sentencing to follow performance. Panelists include:
Moderator - Kimberly A. Yonta, Esq., NJSBA First Vice-President and Yonta Law, LLC
Stephen Chu, Supervising Attorney, Office of the Public Defender, City of New York
Lawrence S. Lustberg, Esq., Gibbons, PC, Newark
Ronald Pierce, Democracy and Justice Fellow, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
Rochelle Watson, Assistant Deputy Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender, Trenton
Project Sponsors include:
Anti-Poverty Network of NJ (APN)
ACLU of Pennsylvania
@Bethany Baptist Church of Newark
Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
Churches Improving Communities
Journey of Hope ... From Violence to Healing
Lutheran Episcopal Advocacy Ministry NJ
The Meta Theatre Company
NeighborCorps Re-Entry Services
New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
Program in Criminal Justice, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Reformed Church of Highland Park
The Sentencing Project
UU FaithAction NJ / Unitarian Universalist FaithAction of NJ
Youth First, Inc.
Who Is My Neighbor? Inc. (WIMNI)
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Northern-Metro NJ & DE
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Philadelphia
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University