The IF Project screening at North Seattle College Nov. 15

The IF Project

The IF Project

A compelling feature-length documentary, focusing on female inmates, their journeys and one Seattle detective who made a world of difference by simply posing a question and caring, will be shown at North Seattle College on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 12 p.m. in the Baxter Events Center, CC1349A (College Center building, 1st floor).  

“If there was something someone could have said or done that would have changed the path that led you here, what would it have been?”

Seattle detective Kim Bogucki offered this thought-provoking question to a group of mothers serving time at the Washington Corrections Center in 2008.

Renata Abramson, an inmate serving a nine-year sentence, was intrigued by this question. She was inspired to capture her thoughts, and in turn welcomed her fellow inmates to do the same. 

When detective Bogucki returned to the Corrections Center a month later, she was met with a stack of 25 essays and with that the IF Project was launched.

The IF Project is a collaboration of law enforcement, currently and previously incarcerated adults, and community partners. Their efforts focus on prevention, intervention, and reduction in incarceration and recidivism.

The project provides a reentry and mentoring program for incarcerated women, workshops and training for incarcerated men and women, programs for youth, and training for adults who work with youth.

Bogucki also started a writing workshop for the women, who journal about the “if’s” in their lives.

The screening of the film is a part of the Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Epsilon Omega Chapter’s Honors in Action Project, which focuses on the theme, “Rights and Responsibilities.”

The screening of this film is sponsored by the NSC Gender Equity (GenEq) Center.

Posted on: October 27th, 2017 at 15:16:49

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