Wednesday, April 19, 2023

2:50 pm
3:30 pm
Seaport H, Level 2
Equality & Access
Equality + Access

Shifting Employability Narratives for Formerly Incarcerated Populations

In 2021, career exploration nonprofit Roadtrip Nation partnered with justice reform organizations The Just Trust and Stand Together to produce “Being Free,” a documentary film centered around the stories of three formerly incarcerated adults who hit the road to explore careers after incarceration. The film was screened to HR professionals from the SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) community, who then assessed the degree to which the footage could shift perceptions and belief systems regarding the employability of formerly incarcerated individuals. Come hear fascinating insights from the SHRM report, watch footage from the documentary, and learn about the steps being taken to shift these narratives on a national level.