Thu, Jan 20|
The Feminist on Cellblock Y - Movie screening and Q&A with movie team!
Join us for an exceptional screening of "The Feminist on Cellblock Y" followed by a live discussion with the movie producer and participants of the documentary!
Time & Location
Jan 20, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST
About the Event
Join us for an exceptional screening of "The Feminist on Cellblock Y" followed by a live discussion with the movie producer and participants of the documentary! ALL TICKET DONATIONS will go to "Success Stories"
A formerly incarcerated builds a feminist movement from behind bars at an all-male prison in Soledad, California.
At just 19 years old, Richard Edmond-Vargas pled guilty to two armed robberies at a local Rite Aid. While he was serving his 10-year sentence, he founded an incarcerated person-run organization alongside fellow inmate Charles Berry called “Success Stories,” which focuses on feminist literature and challenges men to confront toxic masculinity as a form of rehabilitation, according to the film.
Join us to watch and meet the team! The 2018 CNN documentary “The Feminist on Cellblock Y,” directed by Contessa Gates, follows Edmond-Vargas and other incarcerated people in “Success Stories” at the all-male Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, California. While Edmond-Vargas was sentenced to 10 years in California State prison, he was released after serving seven years.
The documentary will be followed by a LIVE Q&A with some of the participants in the documentary and the people leading the organization "Success Stories" behind this incredible work.
Success Stories is an alternative to incarceration that builds safe communities by delivering transformational feminist programs to people who have caused harm. More info at https://www.successstoriesprogram.org/
Donation for non-profit$11.00
Donation for non-profit$22.00