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'Life After Life' Panel and Presentation at Pomona College

Event Date:

November 15, 2022 | 4:15 PM PST TO 6:15 PM PST


Pomona College, Studio Art Hall, Rm. 122
370 Columbia Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711

Melvin Smith stands outside his childhood home in Compton, California.


Facing Life

"Facing Life" is a multimedia project focused on the struggles of recently paroled people.

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Pulitzer Center grantees Pendarvis Harshaw and Brandon Tauszik will discuss their multimedia project, Facing Life, published in the Los Angeles Times in April 2022.

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.


Image by Ethan Widlansky. United States, 2022.


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