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Wednesday, June 27, 2018


6:00 - 8:00 PM


Castle Gardens
Main Conference Room
625 W. 140th St.
New York, NY 10031

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Knife Skills – Film Screening and Discussion

Knife Skills 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 free screening of the film, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Fortune Associate Vice President, Ronald Day and featuring:

Thomas Lennon Thomas Lennon – Thomas is a veteran journalist and filmmaker, and the Director of Knife Skills. His work in documentary film has earned him an Academy Award®, four Academy® nominations, two national Emmys, two duPont-Columbia awards, two George Foster Peabody awards, and two films that premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.


Keila PulinarioKeila PulinarioKeila is the proud Founder and Owner of Chi Chi’s Kitchen. She is an advocate on reentry issues and incarceration. Through the Women & Justice Project, she is also on a team of formerly incarcerated women consulting on the development of the Women’s Building, a future hub for advocacy organizations centered on women and girls.


Roy WatermanRoy WatermanRoy is an advocate for equal justice for all and challenges the moral fabric of incarceration and other Human Rights violations. He is the JCPA Criminal Justice Project Manager, Co-Founder of Drive Change and Owner of Caribbean Soul Caterers.


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

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