Screening: The University of Sing-Sing
+ Conversation/Q & A with Sean Pica, Executive Director of Hudson Link
and Todd Young, Hudson Link Graduate
Join us for a special screening of the HBO Documentary Film, The University of Sing-Sing. The film brings viewers inside the walls of the Sing-Sing Correctional Facility, where some 1,700 men serve out lengthy sentences, often for violent crimes. Many of the inmates have found hope, and a new state of mind, through Hudson Link, a privately funded non-profit organization that offers college courses and the opportunity to earn a diploma.
Immersed in an intensive academic curriculum, the prisoners bring insight and enthusiasm to the classroom. Their hard work culminates in an emotional graduation, where their tenacity is an inspiration to all. Through interviews with professors, students and their families, this illuminating film reveals the true value of education, and its ability to give those in need a second chance. They are no longer the men who ended up in prison, one professor insists. They are new people, transformed by education.