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Wed, Jul 13


Zoom webinar

Restorative Justice and Healing with Kempis “Ghani” Songster

Paradigm shifting conversation about restorative justice and healing with Kempis “Ghani” Songster.

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Restorative Justice and Healing with Kempis “Ghani” Songster
Restorative Justice and Healing with Kempis “Ghani” Songster

Time & Location

Jul 13, 2022, 1:00 PM

Zoom webinar

About the event

Kempis Songster, affectionately known as Ghani, spent the first seven  years of his life carefree in the beautiful islands nation of Trinidad  & Tobago; …his next 8 years as an honor student in the concrete  jungles of Brooklyn, NY; …four months as a runaway selling cocaine from  drug houses in Philadelphia; …followed by 30+ years in prison on a  sentence to life without parole/death by incarceration that began at the  age of 15. He occupied his time behind prison walls trying to regain  his humanity and moral rectitude and learning how to advocate for the  humanity of others. He is a founding member of Right to Redemption, and a  founding member of the Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration  (CADBI). He is a co-founder of The Redemption Project. He is also  co-founder and director of Ubuntu Philadelphia. His case is the focus of  the Transom and Frontline two-part documentary Living With Murder by  Samantha Broun and Jay Allison. In 2019, Living With Murder was among  eight Frontline features to be honored with the rare Gold Baton from the  Alfred Dupont Columbia Awards. Ghani worked as the Healing Justice  Organizer with the Amistad Law Project for the first three years after  his release from prison. He was also the co-creator and host of  Amistad’s monthly podcast show Move It Forward. He is now on staff with  the Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project as the Program manager of  Healing Futures, a Restorative Justice Diversion program. Ghani has  spent his entire adult life in the fight for a more livable world.

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