Support for the first iteration in Phoenix, AZ of <i>Sleepover</i>, a series of activities with diverse constituents exploring re-entering society after incarceration.
Sleepover grapples with complex issues of individuals reentering society after incarceration. Working in Phoenix, AZ with former convicts, their families, crime victims, criminal justice workers, faith-based service providers, politicians, and others, I will convene a series of interrelated discussions and engagement activities, including overnight stays together. This core group of diverse and even opposing constituents will work together over time in shared-intimate spaces to reconsider their understandings of re-entry and their relationships to one another, to initiate new partnerships, and to rethink social systems. Some events will open to the public and media in reflective and generative ways.