Emani’s Column Archive

  • Emani Davis, the director of Project Family Connect and the daughter of an incarcerated man, talks about her father's declining health and the threat of losing him after 24 years spent waiting for his release.

    Emani: Healthcare for elderly parents in prison

    Emani Davis, the director of Project Family Connect and the daughter of an incarcerated man, talks about her father's declining health and the threat of losing him after 24 years spent waiting for his release.

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  • In this video column, Emani Davis, the director of Project Family Connect and the daughter of an incarcerated man, talks about  the stigma that she experienced as the child of an incarcerated parent and her desire to address the specific needs of this group.

    Emani: Stigma through a child’s eyes

    In this video column, Emani Davis, the director of Project Family Connect and the daughter of an incarcerated man, talks about the stigma that she experienced as the child of an incarcerated parent and her desire to address the specific needs of this group.

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  • Thirty-year-old Emani Davis has spoken out on behalf of young people whose parents have been incarcerated since she was 14 years old. Her own father has been imprisoned for more than a decade. Meet Emani [audio:http://livesinfocus.org/files/audio/prison/emani/081007emani.mp3|titles=Emani Column 10/8/08] (Link to […]

    Introducing Emani's audio column

    Thirty-year-old Emani Davis has spoken out on behalf of young people whose parents have been incarcerated since she was 14 years old. Her own father has been imprisoned for more than a decade. Meet Emani [audio:http://livesinfocus.org/files/audio/prison/emani/081007emani.mp3|titles=Emani Column 10/8/08] (Link to […]

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  • Over the course of several perfectly sunny Saturday afternoons, I gathered a group of teenagers and young adults who have in some way been affected by having an incarcerated parent. We met at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, where I planned to teach them how to use video to document how their parents' incarceration has affected their lives.

These folks were motivated by a desire to share their experience so that others who were in their position realized they were not alone. But these video workshops provide another important benefit.

Did I mention that there is no charge for the workshops?

If you are interested, please contact me at sandeep@livesinfocus.org.

    Video Workshops teach teenagers to share impact of their parents' incarceration

    Over the course of several perfectly sunny Saturday afternoons, I gathered a group of teenagers and young adults who have in some way been affected by having an incarcerated parent. We met at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, where I planned to teach them how to use video to document how their parents' incarceration has affected their lives. These folks were motivated by a desire to share their experience so that others who were in their position realized they were not alone. But these video workshops provide another important benefit. Did I mention that there is no charge for the workshops? If you are interested, please contact me at [email protected]

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