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Sep 20

Necessary Blackness Ep. 37: Helping Inmates Get “Free On The Inside”

 

Necessary Blackness Podcast sit down with Jen Nicole to talk about the compelling story of Eccentrich Richardson, who is a poet, writer and cultural-arts programmer in Pompano Beach, Fla., who somehow finds the time to save the world in her spare time. Her “Free on the Inside” program goes inside Florida’s toughest prisons and helps inmates find beauty, power and, hopefully, themselves.

Facing a decade and a half in prison couldn’t stop her. Losing a loved one to suicide didn’t destroy her. Battling loss and pain while raising three children was not enough to make her quit.

We also discuss the story about a mom, who became angered about students who wrists were taped and placed in a dark room to experience the trauma of slavery. We discussed the pros and cons of such experiment and if it has a place in today’s classroom.

Resource: Huffington Post

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