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The tangled web of law, lore, and life in contemporary society with how storytelling can change lives. literally.
Alex Bancila, Mikala Nellum, Shelby Babineau, and Benji Jacobson, in their collaborative media project for Tulane University's Media for Community Health and Well-Being class, address the crucial need for storytelling skills among incarcerated women. Focusing on those convicted for defending themselves against abusers, the project underscores the lack of legal resources and the necessity of self-representation. Through their work with the Women's Prison Project, they provide these women with valuable tools for effective communication in legal settings, emphasizing the power of narrative in the pursuit of justice.
The tangled web of law, lore, and life in contemporary society with parole hearings
In their insightful analysis, Ricky Cai, Celeste Marter, Amanda Ortsman, & Xinya Qin uncover the systemic flaws within the U.S. criminal justice system, particularly focusing on the plight of incarcerated women. Their article emphasizes the need for effective education about the parole hearing process, a critical step towards empowering these women to navigate the complexities of seeking parole. The collaboration with Tulane University's Women's Prison Project highlights the intersection of legal representation, media, and advocacy in addressing these systemic challenges.