In a new community-based initiative, formerly incarcerated people are taking their narratives on the road.
Roadtrip Nation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people to pursue fulfilling career paths, is launching a new multi-year storytelling initiative. Its goal, to transform the narrative around formerly incarcerated people. To create a greater understanding of societal reentry and incarceration.
The project, driven by the voices of formerly incarcerated people includes:
- A documentary from Roadtrip Nation highlighting the stories of three formerly incarcerated people as they navigate reentry. The documentary will air on public television in 2022.
- The Our Community, Our Opportunity website spotlighting stories and resources for formerly incarcerated people, and those involved in uplifting them, in order to connect people to career training and pathways.
The team will drive cross country in their green RV to meet and talk to people who have found their purpose and path after incarceration. The stories, according to Roadtrip Nation, will take a close-up look at the inequities and racial injustices that shape the system. Helping to create greater widespread understanding of the barriers and challenges of successful reentry and new ways forward.
“We’re honored to amplify these inspiring and necessary stories, where formerly incarcerated people are leading the conversation about their future and the changes that are needed to create pathways to transformative change,” said Mike Marriner, president and co-founder of Roadtrip Nation.
The project is made possible by joint funding from The Just Trust and Stand Together.
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