Heal PA Lunch Hour with Fritzi Horstman

In collaboration with Collectively Rooted, HEAL PA is delighted to host a yearlong program with Maryann McEvoy, Executive Director of Governor Wolf’s Office of Advocacy and Reform and Child Advocate for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and an ensemble of renowned thinkers, authors, and presenters who work in the field of trauma recovery. These ongoing conversations focus on issues that are deeply relevant to Pennsylvania residents and will give our community space to reflect on, identify, and address the trauma in their lives and communities. 

Fritzi is the Founder and Executive Director of Compassion Prison Project. She is a Grammy-award winning producer for her work on “The Defiant Ones”, has been a producer and post-producer on dozens of television projects and documentaries and has directed several films. She believes it is urgent to bring humanity and compassion to those living behind bars and these acts will help transform our society. Fritzi is well known for her short film “Step Inside the Circle”, which examines the pervasiveness of childhood trauma, one of the key factors behind America’s high levels of incarceration.

Others on the panel include Rob Reed, Deputy Attorney General for Pennsylvania, and our good friends James Fox and Josefin Wikstrom from the Prison Yoga Project. This Lunch Hour begins with a short mindfulness session led by the Prison Yoga Project. Then moves into a robust discussion on how we can promote trauma informed criminal justice systems at both the local and state levels. 

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