Please join us to commemorate the day of Raise the Age with important advocates for juvenile justice reform at the world premiere of the newest BYkids film.
“I Could Tell You ‘Bout My Life”
Filmmaker Mike Martin (age 19) documents his return to Harlem after being incarcerated at Rikers at age 17.
Johnny Perez (Director of U.S. Prison Programs, National Religious Campaign Against Torture)
Mike Martin (filmmaker)
Holly Carter (BYkids Founder and Executive Director)
Chiemi Karasawa and Hollis Meminger (Mike’s film mentors)
Tim Lisante (Superintendent of District 79, including Rikers)
Christine Pahigian (Friends of Island Academy Executive Director)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1
Harlem, New York City
6:00 – 8:15 PM
6:00 PM – COCKTAIL RECEPTION
6:45 PM – SCREENING: “I Could Tell You ‘Bout My Life”
7:15 PM – PANEL: Discussion and Q&A
7:45 PM – CLOSING PERFORMANCE
7:50 PM – RECEPTION & GALLERY TOUR
8:15 PM – VIP DINNER in Schomburg’s American Negro Theater
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd @ 135th Street
Honorable Bryanne Hamill
NYC Board of Corrections, Board of Children’s Rights, Commission on Civil Rights/NY Advisory Committee and retired NY Family Court Judge
Friends of Island Academy Executive Director
Hilary and Joe Adams
Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Holly and Bob Carter
Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Melanie Grisanti and Gordon McLeod
Michelle Lovelace and Lloyd Zimet (Food in Motion)
Emily Weaver (Bastille Flowers) and Alain Pinon
Limited Single Ticket ($100)
One underwritten ticket to cocktail reception, film premiere and panel discussion.
Single Ticket ($500)
One ticket to cocktail reception, film premiere and panel discussion.
Single VIP Ticket ($2,500)
One ticket to cocktail reception, film premiere, panel discussion and VIP dinner.
Host Committee ($10,000)
Two tickets to cocktail reception, film premiere, panel discussion and VIP dinner. Benefits include listing in the event program and acknowledgment on Season Three of FILMS BYKIDS on public television.
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