The People’s Paper Co-op, a social justice and advocacy initiative incubated at The Village of Arts and Humanities through the SPACES Program, is launching an inspiring new program: The Reentry Think Tank.
The Philadelphia Reentry Think Tank brings together a group of formerly incarcerated individuals from across the city, to work with artists, advocates, and reentry sector stakeholders to engage the city’s pressing reentry issues. Different Reentry Coalition members each nominate a returning citizen they work with who then receives a Think Tank Fellowship.
Throughout the year, the Think Tank is creating powerful photos, films, radio pieces, mobile murals, and media campaigns to shift the public opinions and meaningfully push progressive policies and services. The Think Tank is simultaneously working with reentry sector stakeholders to understand the system and co-design solutions to urgent reentry needs.
Check out the video by Mark Strandquist here: