Facing Life follows the lives of eight people recently released from California prisons. Harshaw is a journalist, author, and educator. Tauszik is a Los Angeles-based photographer and filmmaker.
Romarilyn Ralston, a Black feminist prison abolitionist scholar and executive director of Project Rebound at Cal State Fullerton, and Travielle Pope, ordained minister at God's Place of Worship Church, will join Harshaw and Tauszik for a panel discussion following the presentation. Pope was sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole at the age of 17. After serving 26 years, he received a pardon from then Governor Jerry Brown and was released in 2018. There will be a reception after the presentation and panel. This event is free and open to the public.