Be a part of the conversation! The Pardon Project of York County along with its community partners will host a free open to the public screening of PARDON ME on October 4, 2023 at the Capitol Theatre.
The documentary, directed and produced by Shuja Moore, presents the case for how pardons can give individuals the opportunity to live as full citizens and help uplift the communities in which they live. The film features the story of two people going through the pardon process in Pennsylvania (one of whom has since been pardoned) and interviews with key thought leaders including Jeff Hornstein, head of The Economy League, and Brandon Flood, former Secretary of the PA Board of Pardons. The screening will conclude with a livestreamed panel discussion moderated by York County District Attorney David Sunday.
5:00pm - Doors Open and light refreshments
5:45pm - Welcome by Victoria Connor, York County Bar Association/Foundation and Shuja Moore, Director and Producer
6:00pm - Film Screening
6:30pm - Panel Discussion with Q and A. Introductory remarks by Kevin Schreiber, York County Economic Alliance
7:30pm - Closing Remarks
*Shuja Moore - Filmmaker
*The Honorable William R. Carpenter, Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas
*Laurie Besden, Esq. - Pardon Recipient
*David Bryant - Pardon Recipient
*DaShawn Harrison - Pardon Fellow
*C. Reginald "Reggie" Johnson, Esq. - Pardon Recipient
Registration for this free event is required.
Film Screening hosted by the Pardon Project of York County, the York County Bar Association and Bar Foundation, The Program, "It's About Change," the York County District Attorney's Office, the York County Clerk of Courts, the York County Economic Alliance, and the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity.
Sponsored by the Powder Mill Foundation, York County Community Foundation, the York County Bar Foundation, the York County District Attorney's Office, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Fresh Start Law, the Impact Academy, and the Appell Center for the Performing Arts.