Friday, November 17, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Mathematical Sciences Building - Room 4000A

From Incarceration To Education

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Free and open to the public. Advance registration required.


Underground Scholars Initiative


Additional Information

From Incarceration to Education presents the premiere event of FITE Film, a documentary film that delves into the lives of several formerly incarcerated students at UC Berkeley and a Memorial Film of Jose Ortega Co-founder of USI at UCLA, and their paths to success and higher education.

High recidivism and incarceration rates in the United States are not a mere prison problem – they are a societal problem, affecting you, your friends, and your family as we speak. These stories in FITE are empowering, real, and, most of all, missing from the popular media space.

FITE Film will be screened in jails, prisons, and youth detention centers across the country, and is being created alongside an online database of regional and national programs that are available to assist incarcerated individuals upon release.

After beginning this project in 2015, a successful crowd-funding campaign, thousands of followers and fans, and picking up a handful of awards, we are happy to announce FITE Film's first screening at UCLA.

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