JustSpeak Forum Tonight!


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JustSpeak is holding the second forum in their three-part series called ‘Unlocking Prisons’ tonight. I would highly recommend heading along to this tonight because the last one was fascinating.


JustSpeak are doing an excellent job of challenging a lot of the assumptions made in the current discourse regarding the justice system and these forums are a great way of getting involved in the process of reframing the discussion.


Tonight’s forum is entitled ‘Within the Walls’ and will look at the impact imprisonment has on prisoners and their families. It will feature:

– Denis Bumbury, a counsellor therapist and currently a chaplain at Mt Eden Prison
– Lois Naera, a social worker with Pillars, an organisation that works with the children of prisoners;
– Mike Templeton, a former prisoner who now works with prisoners; and
– Steve Hall, Director of Reducing Re-Offending for Serco NZ, the company that holds the contract for Mt Eden Corrections Facility.

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Whether or not you can make it, you should definitely have a look at the JustSpeak’s blog, in particular, one by Maddie Collier who writes about the oft forgotten children of prisoners.


The forum is at Alleluya Cafe in St Kevin’s Arcade, K Rd at 6.30pm. Hope to se you there!


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