4C students join community to discuss Reducing Recidivism

In August, the Harrisonburg community came together to discuss approaches to Reducing Recidivism and addressing the needs of those being released from prison after serving their time to enable citizens to rejoin society and reconnect with their families and communities. Thirty James Madison students who are part of the 4C Campus Community Civic Collaborative, joined the conversation to witness firsthand how communities organize to deliberate options and collaborate for action. The forum was co-moderated by Kai Degner and Lori Britt, Director of the 4C Initiative.

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4C helps viewers discuss “The Hunting Ground”

4C student facilitators designed and facilitated small group discussions about the documentary film, The Hunting Ground (www.thehuntinggroundfilm.com) an exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. The film was shown as part of the School of Public and International Affairs Fall 2015 Symposium focused on Sexual Violence: Community, National, and Global Dimensions. Over 100 people stayed after the film to discuss the roles we can all play in ensuring just outcomes for those directly affected.