Conviction

March 18, 2020
Djavad Mowafaghian Theatre, SFU Woodward’s Location: 149 West Hastings

Not another ‘broken prison’ film, but rather a ‘broken society’ film.

Based on the recommendation from BC health officials for events with over 250 people, we are postponing our Conviction event. We want to emphasize that we are only postponing it. We still very much want to screen this film and host the conversation with EFry around decarceration.

However, we are still holding our annual general meeting (AGM) at 6pm.

New membership can be purchased prior to March 18th and at the AGM. A Reel Causes annual membership is $25 and helps us provide sliding scale ticketing options to the community, as well as support local organizations.

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EFry is a non-profit organization uniquely focused on delivering gender-specific support. The reasons for this are simple:

  • Women are primarily convicted of non-violent transgressions. There are not enough women in Canada’s prisons to financially merit equal access to the counselling, educational opportunities or transitional housing options available to men.
  • Gender plays a key role in women’s personal circumstances. Two-thirds of female inmates are parents and the vast majority are sole caregivers. Many struggle with addiction and mental illness. Virtually all live below the poverty line and some are homeless.

Our goal is to support criminalized and marginalized women, girls and children in achieving their potential. With the right support, we know females from difficult circumstances can transform their lives – and those of their families – for the better. Dignity, opportunity and equality are the gateway to a world of potential.

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Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.

City of Vancouver
SFU Woodwards
BC Arts Council
Consumer Protection BC