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Wednesday, November 07, 2018


6:00 - 8:00 PM


Columbia Law School
Jerome Greene Hall
Room 104
435 W 116th St.
(Between Morningside and Amsterdam Ave)
New York, NY

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Knife Skills – November Film Screening and Discussion

Knife Skills, an Oscar-nominated documentary, focuses on the launch of Edwins restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio. The high-class French restaurant is staffed almost entirely by men and women just out of prison. Most have never cooked or served before, and have barely two months to learn their trade. In this improbable setting, we discover the challenges of men and women finding their way after their release.

RSVP below and join us for a light dinner and refreshments from ChiChi’s Kitchen (6:00 PM), a screening of the film (6:30 PM), and a panel discussion (7:15 PM) moderated by Judy De La Cruz, The Fortune Society’s Manager of Training Programs in Employment Services, featuring:

Thomas Lennon – Director of Knife Skills 

Sharon Richardson – Founder and CEO of Just Soul Catering

Paul Keefe – Supervising Attorney, Law Enforcement Bureau, New York City Commission on Human Rights

Rev. Daiken Nelson – Founder & Tenzo of Mandala Café/Mandala Kitchens

The event will be co-presented by the Center for Institutional and Social Change and the Center for Justice at Columbia University.

Any questions can be directed to Jamie Maleszka at jmaleszka@fortunesociety.org or 347.510.3668.

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