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Governors State University Students Present “Throwaways,” a Film and Discussion on Life after Prison

GSU Students Present Film and Discussion on Life after PrisonStudents in the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program are hosting a special program to encourage discussion and understanding of the adjustment problems facing women after incarceration. The program begins at 6 p.m., on October 17, with the screening of Throwaways, a documentary film made by GSU students. The film follows the lives of several women as they adjust to life after prison.

Immediately following the film, the students and the women featured in Throwaways will participate in a discussion of the film’s message and a question and answer session.

The program will be held in the Center for Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public. To help the women transition to community life, donations of gift cards for groceries, gas, and household goods will be gratefully accepted.

This event was coordinated by Caron Jacobson of the GSU Criminal Justice Department. The project was funded by Andrea A. Raila & Associates and a GSU Intellectual Life Grant. Special thanks to the Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues Districts 5, 6, and 12.

For more information, contact Caron Jacobson at 708.235.2136.

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