Featured Speaker: CSULB, Rising Scholars Justice Lab
Panelists: Jasmin Harris (California Innocence Project), CIP exoneree, CSULB Rising Scholars Justice Lab members
Experiences of formerly incarcerated persons. The Rising Scholars Justice Lab comprises individuals who are now pursuing academic degrees. They will discuss the trauma of being in jail, their personal trust issues, and having a criminal record. The California Innocence Project takes on cases of wrongful incarceration. The event also includes performances by artists affiliated with LBO.
Long Beach Opera believes that discussions inspired by art should extend beyond the lobby of the theater. For this reason, LBO is using its 40th anniversary season theme, Justice, as a catalyst to present its brand new event series The Community Conversations Initiative. This initiative features five “Conversations” and three youth programs, and will create community-wide discussions about race, equity, and the justice system throughout Long Beach.
All events are free to the public. However, space is limited; reservations are strongly suggested. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook group; Facebook.com/groups/LBOConversations.
The community conversations are supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation.