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Part one meets online from 3PM to 4:30PM EST every Thursday from June 2 until July 14.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

Ecological Conservation Programs in Prisons:  
Education and Training for Positive Social and Ecosystem Impacts

This session will focus on social and environmental impacts of ecological conservation programs in prisons and other communities. We will discuss ideas for increasing positive benefits for people and ecosystems. Most of the session will be dedicated to hearing from former program participants with the lived experience of incarceration. They will be invited to share their experiences in these programs including challenges, benefits, and recommendations for improvements. We will also briefly share select program models, education and training components, and collaboration strategies. Session presenters and audience participants will be asked to consider ways we may advance empowering education and training, improve post-release opportunities, broaden inclusion in the environmental movement, and support currently and previously incarcerated people as talented and resilient environmental leaders.

Kelli Bush, Co-Director, Sustainability in Prisons Project

Kelli Bush co-directs the Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP), at The Evergreen State College. SPP’s mission is to empower sustainable change by bringing nature, science, and environmental education into prisons. Drawing on prior professional and academic experience, Kelli has been in a leadership role overseeing SPP’s ecological conservation and environmental education programs in prisons since 2010.  


Carolina Landa, Office of Corrections Ombuds

Carolina Landa, MPA, identifies as a Mexican-American woman. She currently works at the Office of the Corrections Ombuds on Gender Equity and Reentry. She graduated from The Evergreen State College with a bachelor’s degree followed by master’s degree in Public Administration. Her three areas of specialized work are in social justice, disabilities, and immigration. She believes people with lived experiences impact the most effective changes in our society.     


Stacy Moore, Ecological Education Coordinator, Institute for Applied Ecology

Stacy Moore is an Ecological Education Coordinator for Institute for Applied Ecology, where she works with local teachers and students, is involved with native plant production and Sustainability in Prisons Projects in multiple states.  She has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Environmental Education. 


Elizabeth Louie, Outreach and Administrative Coordinator, FareStart Consulting

Liz Louie is the Outreach and Administrative Coordinator with FareStart Consulting. She works with other Non-Profit organizations to scale their job training program and create their own social enterprises. FareStart transforms lives, disrupts poverty and nourishes communities through food, life skills and job training. Liz’s passion is to help others with barriers to employment succeed in the job market.    


Emily Passarelli, Education and Outreach Manager, Sustainability in Prisons Project

Emily Passarelli is the Education and Outreach Manager at The Sustainability in Prisons Project, a partnership with The Evergreen State College (Evergreen) and The Washington Department of Corrections. She has a Master of Environmental Studies degree from Evergreen. Emily has coordinated, managed, developed, and taught various prison education programs since 2015. 


Karen Hall, Program Director of Ecological Education, Institute for Applied Ecology

As Program Director for the Institute for Applied Ecology, Karen Hall manages Sustainability in Prisons projects in multiple states, growing sagebrush and other native plants for restoration. She has a B.S. in Biology, M.S. in Botany and Ph.D. in Plant Physiology.


Cultivating Reentry Success for Women from the Inside Out 

Insight Garden Program staff and alumni will introduce our work in 3 women’s prisons in California, our work to create gender responsive curriculum and re-entry support that meets the needs of women and gender non-binary participants.

Andrew Winn (moderator), Executive Director, Insight Garden Program

Previously, Andrew served as Director of Project Rebound at Sacramento State, where he supported previously and currently incarcerated people with access to a high-quality post- secondary degree. As the Project Rebound Consortium’s Policy and Advocacy Co-chair, Andrew made significant contributions to successfully obtaining a yearly line item in the state budget, helping pass Ban the Box in Higher Education in California in 2020 and the Incarcerated Student’s Bill of Rights in 2021. He supported Sacramento State’s 4-year degree attainment program, by leveraging his institutional knowledge to assist in developing a program other state and national universities are attempting to model. Prior to Project Rebound, he co-founded the Underground Scholars Initiative at UCLA, and still engages with the program.


Michelle Mondia, Program Manager, California Institution for Women

With a curious mind and strong connection to nature, Michelle found Insight Garden Program’s mission to be in alignment with her personal values and joined as a Program Manager in 2021. As a consultant in the public health sector for nearly two decades, Michelle has managed a multitude of projects, including evaluating the impact of rehabilitation programs on incarceration. She is dedicated to working with organizations that focus on community building, restorative justice and systems thinking. Michelle received her Bachelors from University of California, Berkeley and Masters in Public Health from Boston University with a focus on International Health. She also holds a certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies from UCLA as well as Integrative Thanatology from the New York Open Center. Currently, Michelle also works as a death midwife and helps people reclaim the end of life journey.


Jamala Taylor, Re-entry Coordinator, Insight Garden Program

Jamala became involved with the Insight Garden Program while incarcerated at CSP-LAC after being transferred from solitary confinement at Pelican Bay’s Security Housing Unit (S.H.U.). Jamala spent 15 years in solitary and 31 years overall in maximum security prisons across the state of California. As a result of changes in the law (AB260 and AB261) commonly referred to as the “youth offender laws” he was released from prison on December 20, 2020. Jamala has recently joined the IGP team officially and has been accepted into CSU-Fullerton’s Sociology program where he plans to earn his bachelors degree. Jamala is a revolutionary, working for liberation and just treatment of the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated and poor people. Jamala is also committed to developing reentry resources for women While incarcerated he facilitated several classes (CGA, NA, Anger management etc.) He has committed his life to combating exploitation, oppression and making a positive and impactful contribution to the world.


Michelle Scott, alumni, Insight Garden Program and member of the DROP LWOP Advisory Committee, Human Rights Watch

Michelle Scott is an alumni of Insight Garden Program who was released after 31 years in prison in 2021, Michelle has written extensively about the healing power of gardening and nature and is a published writer in the Marshall Project and Elle Magazine. She will share her own re-entry journey including the gaps, successes she experienced and her thoughts on gender responsive needs and services.

Art and Nature as Healing

The practice of using art and gardens for their rehabilitative, therapeutic, or healing qualities had gained increasing attention-- especially in prisons, jails and communities impacted by incarceration.  This session explores the meanings of healing and justice, in a broader holistic context, including how healing may overlap and/or differ from common notions of rehabilitation in corrections or therapeutic practices in mental health professions.  Panelists will discuss some practices and approaches to healing, including the challenges of personal, social and ecological healing in the wake of overlapping forms of harm.

Meetra Johansen, Huma House

Meetra is an art world leader and activist. She brings together a combined curatorial experience from Gagosian Gallery in New York, and galleries in both Europe, Latin America, and Indonesia. Meetra mounted major curatorial projects all over the world and developed resources and programs for emerging artists to bring their artwork to the world. She is deeply dedicated to the using art as a catalyst for transformational change and shifting the paradigm.

Tobias Tubbs, Huma House and Angel City Urban Farms

Tobias is an activist and community leader. He spent 30 years incarcerated. He was released and commuted due to the thousands of men whose lives he helped transform as a certified trauma specialist. He got the law changed for Life without Parole in California — giving second opportunities to individuals to live a life beyond the walls. Inside prison he was a curator of art and mentor to the artists of the Lancaster Art Room. One year after his release he founded Angel City Urban Farms which builds gardens + providing healing for formerly incarcerated people.


Genea Richardson, Huma House

Genea is the voice of women’s re-entry. She provided healing for hundreds of women inside through radical listening workshops. She spent 18 years incarcerated. Less than a year after her return back to her community she became a conduit for change by leading restorative justice workshops. She now heads the Gardening arm of Huma House through her soil therapy programs that focuses on women’s re-entry and reunification with their families.

Brendan Wilson, Angel City Urban Farms

Preparing Incarcerated Youth and Adults for Jobs and Careers in Environmental Sectors 

Justice-impacted youth and adults face a complex web of bias, racial discrimination, and structural barriers that prevent them from accessing high quality workforce opportunities. This panel will focus on programs that help justice-impacted youth and adults become economically self-sufficient and increase their chances of success. 


More specifically, the panel will focus on at least two intersecting workforce development issues: First, how to effectively prepare justice-impacted youth and adults for jobs and careers in environmental sectors. Second, how to prepare employers who hire justice-impacted individuals for jobs in their firms to create workplaces wherein all employees feel welcomed and respected and have equal opportunities. 

Raquel Pinderhughes, Executive Director, Roots of Success

Raquel is Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at San Francisco State University and the Founder and Executive Director of the Roots of Success Environmental Literacy and Job Readiness Program. Her work focuses on improving quality of life for people from underserved communities. Raquel conducted the landmark study “Green Collar Jobs for Individuals with Barriers to Employment” and co-authored the first report on “The Greening of Corrections: Creating a Sustainable System” for the Federal Department of Corrections. Her programmatic work on preparing people with barriers to employment for jobs in the green economy informed the creation of the Obama Administration’s “Pathways Out of Poverty” Program and the development of hundreds of green jobs training and environmental literacy programs in the United States. 


Grady Mitchell, Corrections & Reentry Program Director, Roots of Success

Grady became a Roots of Success Environmental Literacy and Job Training program instructor in 2013 while serving a life sentence without parole in Washington state prisons.  His mission, “Using my life experiences to empower, motivate, educate, encourage, and support those in the reentry process.”  He has taught and mentored hundreds of students in the ROS program and trained men incarcerated in Washington’s prisons to teach ROS classes. In January 2021, after Grady’s 37 year sentence was commuted and he was able to return home to his family and community, he joined the ROS team, serving as Corrections and Reentry Program Director and an Advisory Board member with the Roots of Success program.  He volunteers for WA Dept. of Corrections in developing Volunteer and Reentry policies and continues to mentor.  


Taili Mugambee, Executive Director, Ultimate Reentry Opportunity (URO)

Taili Mugambee has been the Executive Director of the Ultimate Reentry Opportunity Initiative in Ithaca, NY since 2017. Taili utilizes a social innovation technique, called Collective Impact, which brings together a multitude of stakeholders from the non-profit, private, government, and higher learning sectors to solve and eliminate the systemic barriers to reentry and to mitigate the negative consequences of incarceration for people returning to Tompkins County, New York. Solving this problem requires that Taili and the URO stakeholder community engaged on the project, be knowledgeable about the many intersections of this complex issue to develop a multifaceted, multi-disciplinary approach to redressing the root causes of the problem.

Glenn Rodriguez, Co-Director of Youth Services, Center for Community Alternatives

Glenn serves as Co-Director of Youth Services at the Center for Community Alternatives. Glenn’s passion for this work derives from his personal experience with the criminal legal system. Incarcerated in 1990, at the age of 16, Glenn’s inspiring tale of redemption and fight for freedom captured mainstream media attention in 2017 and have since served to facilitate debate on the responsible and ethical use of technology in the correctional system. Since obtaining parole in 2017, Glenn has been employed at the Center for Community Alternatives, where he currently oversees all facility-based programs in ACS-operated secure and non-secure detention facilities as well as the provision of supportive reintegrative services for young people (ages 16-24) returning home from secure detention facilities, Rikers Island, and New York state prison.


Kristen Powers, Executive Director, Benevolence Farm

Benevolence Farm is an innovative social enterprise providing employment and housing to formerly incarcerated women on a 13-acre farm in Alamance County, North Carolina. Kristen combines her criminal legal professional experience and personal advocacy for a formerly incarcerated loved one with the amazing BF Team to transform rural reentry. Kristen and her colleagues at Benevolence Farm are excited to be a part of the movement towards a just future. 

From College to Environmental Action:
Forging Career Pathways in Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies after Incarceration

This panel brings together current members and alumni of the New Jersey Mountainview Program at Rutgers University who have pursued careers in a range of environmental science fields as returning citizens. Topics will include environmental justice and the significant impact of climate change and inequitable energy policies on the justice-impacted community; food insecurity and food injustice during and after incarceration; and the therapeutic experience of nature for formerly incarcerated individuals who have been deprived of experiencing the natural world. Panelists will engage both their personal experiences and academic expertise to discuss the relevance of environmental justice for formerly incarcerated individuals, as well as the important perspectives that currently and formerly scholars and activists bring to environmental studies.

Christopher Etienne (moderator), STEM Program Coordinator, Princeton University Prison Teaching Initiative


Richard Gonzalez, student at Rutgers University

Richard Gonzalez is a junior majoring in Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University’s School of Arts and Sciences. He was directly impacted by the justice system. While participating in a summer internship at Princeton University, he was part of a research team at an urban farming initiative in Trenton, New Jersey.  He is interested in social justice and justice reform issues.


Arcadia Lee, Climate Consultant at Sustainable Business Consulting, LLC

Arcadia has 5+ years of experience working with multiple industries to advance their climate goals, including outdoor recreation, nonprofit, hospitality, local and state government, oil & gas, and mining. She is especially passionate about equitable clean energy access and building sector decarbonization. In her role with SBC, she helps clients inventory their GHG emissions, set science-based climate targets and develop meaningful decarbonization strategies. She has previously worked with NGOs and companies such as Conservation International, the Appalachian Mountain Club, EVO, BHP, Royal Dutch Shell. Arcadia holds a masters of public policy with a concentration on energy policy and economics from Rutgers University and a carbon footprinting certificate from the University of New Hampshire. She is a distinguished Eagleton Institute of Politics alum who has taught academic coursework focused on the intersectionality between human behavior and the environment at the Rutgers’ School of Environmental and Biological Science. When Arcadia isn’t working to combat climate change or digging into the latest clean energy market trends, you can find her rock climbing or snowboarding in the White Mountains. She enjoys yoga, live music, and painting. She also serves as a member of her town’s energy committee.


Brian Snyder, founder of Beyond Day Zero

Brian Steven Snyder is the founder of Beyond Day Zero - an organization focused on providing justice-impacted individuals with pathways to internal healing and resilience building through guided hiking sessions and exposure to nature. He is currently thru-hiking from Flagg Mountain in Alabama to Mount Katahdin in Maine following the Pinhoti Trail, the Benton Mackaye Trail, and the Appalachian Trail - affectionately know as "Bama to Baxter". Besides his continued own self-journey, Brian embarked on this adventure in an effort to raise awareness, support, and funding for a dream of his to revitalize an abandoned camp in the Delaware Water Gap area as a headquarters for Beyond Day Zero. Brian grew up in a white, blue collar American household in between a steel factory, a railroad, and a cemetery. Adopted from birth and of mixed race, Brian experienced a variety of abuses and ultimately responded in ways that landed in prison for 10 years. During this time, he was introduced to Dr. Donald Roden and the promise of a better life through higher education. Since returning home in 2012, Brian graduated cum laude from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with a Bachelor's in Communication, landed his first job immediately after, and then returned to his alma mater as the Federal Work Study Coordinator, and then promoted to Student Financial Aid Counselor for the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences graduate schools. Brian has since left this all behind, including his loved ones - human and all of their animals, including his own two cats, Dallas and Panther - to bring his dream to create a society free of the fear of freedom.

Food in the context of incarceration and reentry

The experience of eating while incarcerated profoundly impacts physical health, mental well-being, and human dignity.  Additionally, lack of access to nourishing food upon release can affect reentry and lead to re-involvement with the criminal legal system.  New programs centering nutrition education, employment in the agricultural and culinary sectors, and food systems learning are blossoming in the reentry space, offering promising examples of how a focus on food can be used to help individuals who have experienced incarceration to thrive.


This panel will bring a group of individuals working at the intersection of food and reentry into dialogue to address this critical issue.  Using three different initiatives as case studies, we will explore the ways that food can be used as a tool to support reentry, mitigate the harm caused by incarceration, and aid in dismantling the structures that drive mass incarceration. 

Leslie Soble (Moderator), Impact Justice

Leslie manages the Food in Prison Project and is the lead author of Impact Justice’s national report, Eating Behind Bars: Ending the Hidden Punishment of Food in Prison.  She has spent nearly four years immersed in research on the carceral eating experience and its impacts on individuals and communities, as well as how food can be used as a tool to support reentry and reduce reliance on carceral systems. An ethnographer and folklorist, Leslie holds an MA in cultural sustainability from Goucher College, with a focus on the intersection of foodways, narrative theory, and social practice art.  She received her BA in gender studies from Brown University, where her course of study focused on grassroots movements for social change.


Wayne Williams, The Food Trust

Wayne returned to the city of Philadelphia in 2017, where he resides as a returning citizen after serving 35 years in the federal prison system. During his incarceration, he facilitated numerous programs and classes to help thousands of imprisoned men reenter their communities with improved skills and prospects for employment. Upon his return, Wayne became active in the reentry community, and in 2018 helped create Outside, a reentry organization that addresses the obstacles facing individuals returning to the community after years of incarceration. At Outside, Wayne developed and spearheaded an interview project interviewing formerly incarcerated individuals who were home for three years or more to understand the traumatic effects of long-term incarceration. In 2019, Wayne joined The Food Trust as part of a new initiative to deliver nutrition education and food access support to halfway houses, recovery houses, and Riverside Correctional Facility for Women.  As an Advisory Board member for The Center for Science in the Public Interest, Wayne works to guide correctional food policies to improve the health outcome of those incarcerated. In addition to his work addressing food and health equity for the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated, Wayne developed an entrepreneur course where he co-teaches a class in urban development at Temple University.


Kurt Evans, Chef and Co-Founder End Mass Incarceration dining series

Chef Kurt Evans was born and raised in Philadelphia, and found his culinary spark cooking southern-style dishes alongside his grandmothers as a child. Since then, he went on to hone his skills in some of Philadelphia's most esteemed kitchens. In 2017, Kurt decided to use his culinary skills to rally his community around ending mass incarceration. Kurt's work now centers around criminal justice reform in America. Through his ground-breaking End Mass Incarceration (EMI) dining series, Kurt orchestrates dinners themed around the criminal justice system. By combining his revolutionary restaurant business model with his community-focused activism, Kurt is driving change across the culinary landscape and far beyond. In 2021, Kurt was named a "Rising Talent" finalist from The Art Of Plating and a "Champion of Change" through the World's 50 Best Restaurants by San Pellegrino. He was also featured in Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Good Morning America, and Eater.

Cara Santino, co-founder of the Restorative Food Justice Project at EMERGE CT and the Food Entrepreneurship Program Manager at CitySeed

Cara Santino is a co-founder of the Restorative Food Justice Project at EMERGE CT and the Food Entrepreneurship Program Manager at CitySeed, both in New Haven, Connecticut. Cara has 14 years of experience in the food industry. A former chef, Cara used their love of food and lived experiences with food insecurity and poverty to make the move from restaurants to community-based organizations to work with people who've been through similar circumstances. Cara graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 2012 with a BS in Culinary Arts & Food Service Management, and they received a MS in Food Studies from Syracuse University in 2021. Cara is currently on the Network Advisory Council for Farm to Institution New England and the Community Advisory Board for New Haven’s Urban Agriculture Master Plan. In their spare time, they enjoy cooking, reading, and music.

RA, supervisor at EMERGE CT

RA is an entrepreneur who seeks enlightenment and centers vision. Somebody who believes in equal rights and safety for all. A supervisor and dedicated brother at EMERGE CT. RA is dedicated to a leveling-up state of mind, attitude, and soul. As an entrepreneur, RA's goals are to provide sweets and opportunities for you to have your cake and be healthy too. RA's mission is to assist healing and understanding on ways to eliminate oppression. 

Measures and meanings of research and program evaluations

From a research perspective, what makes a green, ecological, or horticultural intervention “successful” in the context of incarceration or reentry? What should researchers measure?

And how?


This session explores how research projects can develop new knowledge that is relevant to academic disciplines, correctional agencies, and/or community-based organizations.  Speakers will discuss some of the different methods and metrics that researchers and practitioners are using to evaluate programs in prisons, jails, and communities.  The process of designing and implementing evaluations and research will be addressed, from the initial conception of a project, to developing research questions, selecting methodology, analyzing findings, and sharing results.


Presentations and discussion will cover a range of issues that come up in the research process related to methods, ethics, collaborations, and audience, with particular attention is given to the potential of participatory and action-oriented methods.  The session includes three short research presentations followed by discussion.  

Presentation 1:  Recipes for Food Justice: Participatory Methods with Currently and Formerly Incarcerated People to Support Holistic Health, Wellbeing and Social Change.  Systemic oppression in Canada has resulted in high rates of food insecurity among people entering and leaving prisons. Food justice – confronting unjust socioeconomic, political and historic barriers to nutritious and culturally appropriate foods – offers novel insight into promoting individual and collective wellbeing. I will share key lessons from a study exploring impacts of a prison farm program where incarcerated men grow and donate produce, and Participatory Action Research (PAR) using cooking as method to co-develop a food justice social enterprise. The power of recipe development as storytelling and research methodology and how collaboratively defining success can support project outcomes will be shared. 


Kelsey Timler, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia

Kelsey is a settler researcher living on unceded and occupied Stό:lō territories, in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. She works across several Participatory Action Research projects focused on supporting holistic health through art, storytelling and community building with and for currently and formerly incarcerated people, and sees research as a way to support positive, community-led social change. In a previous life she was a professional cook, and sees cooking as a creative act that can support people to empower, disrupt, and dream. Her PhD dissertation is focused on co-creating a food justice community with women on parole in the Lower Mainland.

Presentation 2:  Delivering Land-based initiatives in UK Prisons.  Since 2015, researchers at Coventry University have carried out several small evaluative studies examining land-based interventions in carceral settings. Key learning stemming from our work is the value of collaborative research within a carceral setting. Bringing parties with a mutual commitment to work together; evidence shows benefits in establishing positive relationships characterised by openness, trust, good channels of communication and preparedness to develop an understanding of each other’s culture. The benefit of collaborative working in a prison context is that it lends itself to co-production in which key stakeholders have a role in planning, designing and delivery of the studies undertaken.


Dr Geraldine Brown, Assistant Professor, Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University  

Geraldine’s background is in Sociology and Social Policy and the focus of her research includes exploring individuals’ and groups’ experiences of public policy and practice, community engagement and community action. Since 2015, she has led three prison-based studies evaluating the use of land-based initiatives. Geraldine is an experienced qualitative researcher and has a longstanding history of working collaboratively with the voluntary and community sector and with statutory bodies.

Presentation 3:  Greening the Prison Yard: A Discussion of Community-Based Participatory Research Evaluation in Two Horticulture Prison Programs in the U.S.  Greening the Prison Yard: A Discussion of Community-Based Participatory Research Evaluation in a Horticulture Prison Program in the Southeastern U.S.  This presentation will discuss a clinical sociological-oriented prison horticulture project in the Southeast U.S.  Our goal is to produce knowledge-based change through Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) in carceral settings through our horticultural programs.  The five phases of CBPR will be discussed with a keen focus on evaluation.   The process of designing and implementing program evaluations will be discussed as well as some of the challenges of implementing research in carceral settings in relation to ethics and institutional protocols. 

Sharon Lindhorst Everhardt, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, Troy University

Sharon Everhardt received her Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Sociology.  Her main research interests include low-income populations of women and Clinical Sociology. Currently, her major projects concern poverty, food insecurity, and community gardens in low-income areas of the Southeastern U.S. 


Brenda I. Gill, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean, Alabama State University

Brenda is a mixed-methods researcher who received a Ph.D. from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Her national and international research centers on family issues of discipline, multiculturalism, diversity, food insecurity, immigration, human trafficking, media, suicide, and violence. 


Christie L. Caruana, B.S., Graduate Assistant, Troy University 

Christie is a master’s student at Troy University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Social Science, and currently has a concentration in Sociology. Her research interests include crime and gender, the death penalty, reentry, incarcerated populations, and public policy. 


Ryan J. Howard, Research Assistant, Troy University

Ryan is an undergraduate student at Troy University. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Sociology. His main research interests include digital inequality in public schools, issues of food insecurity and mental health among incarcerated populations, and the role of victim facilitation in violent crimes. 


Part two takes place for two full days on July 22  and July 23 in person. SPACES ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED, AND ATTENDANCE IS BY INVITATION ONLY.

  • 8:30-9AM: Registration

  • 9-9:45AM: Welcome, overview, and community-building

  • 9:45-11:15AM: Opening Plenary

  • 11:15AM-12PM: Key insights, practices, models, and lessons from Part One of the conference

  • 12-1PM: Lunch

  • 1-2:45PM: Workshop on Reentry

  • 2:45-3:15PM: Break and community building

  • 3:15-5PM: Workshop on Social and Ecological Restoration

  •  5-6PM: Closing

  • 9-9:30AM: Registration

  • 9:30-10:15AM: Welcome, overview, and community-building

  • 10:15AM-12PM: Workshop on Workforce Development

  • 12-1PM: Lunch

  • 1-2:45PM: Workshop on Applied Research

  • 2:45-3:30PM: Break and community building

  • 3:30-5PM: Closing session

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