Neighborhood Matters: A Screening of Three Thousand Years And Life
Following a 1972 prison guard walkout, inmates at MCI-Walpole, Massachusetts’ maximum security prison, ran operations for 3 months. These efforts were aided by civilian volunteers, hoping to work with inmates toward better prison conditions. Instead of the chaos and violence officials expected, these three months marked the most peaceful, nonviolent, and productive period in the prison’s history. “3000 Years and Life,” filmed from the inmates’ perspective, shows what an autonomous, self-governing prison might look like.
Special Guest: Paul Shannon, activist
Free and open to the public; lunch will be served
Co-sponsored by Northeastern City and Community Affairs and Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
- Tuesday, October 30, 2018
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- SL 90 - Snell Library Seminar Room