Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series: University of Sing Sing


Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:30 pm


“What happens to a dream deferred?” asked Langston Hughes in his classic poem “Harlem.” The question is especially relevant within the walls of the Sing Sing Correctional Facility, where 1,700 men serve lengthy prison sentences, often for violent crimes.

In 1998, five former inmates founded the privately funded Hudson Link for Higher Education, which enables incarcerated men and women to earn a college diploma. Through Hudson Link’s partnership with Mercy College, Sing Sing prisoners are able to receive the same curriculum and diploma as on-campus students, with remarkable results: Hudson Link has a less than 2% recidivism rate among released graduates. The program draws a myriad of supporters, including rapper and actor Ice-T, business magnate Warren Buffet and singer and activist Harry Belafonte. This film reveals the transformation that occurs when inmates receive not only a college diploma but also a chance at redemption and a reason to hope.

This presentation is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Budarz Theater, Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Ave
Ossining, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Times: 6:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: The Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series
Presenter Website: www.ossiningdocumentaries.org

Sponsor Message

This program is made possible through an Arts Alive Project grant funded by the Decentralization Program (DEC), a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester. Other sponsors: Matthew & Cinthia Gullotta, Green Ossining, Love ‘Em & Leave “Em, Ossining Public Library, Energize Ossining, Chappaqua Friend Meeting, Ossining Arts Council, Transition Ossining, sbs Printing and Shipping
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