Free film screening

  • Wed Jan 23rd, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

On Jan. 24, Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor will provide a free screening of The If Project documentary at 7 p.m. at the San Juan Community Theatre.

Women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since 1985. The IF Project explores the reasons behind these staggering numbers by intimately following a heroic Seattle police officer and the writing workshop she created with a group of inmates at a maximum security women’s prison.

Detective Kim Bogucki, the force behind the project, will be here to answer questions after the showing of the film. She will be accompanied by someone who has benefited by the project, sharing her personal insight and experiences.

The If Project is a partnership between law enforcement, currently and previously incarcerated adults and community leaders to build commonality, reduce misperceptions and serve as a deterrent to recidivism and future incarceration.

Everyone who cares about the future of all kids is invited.

Sponsors are San Juan Community Theatre; Kenmore Air; San Juan Island Inn Connection; and M&W Auto Sales and Rental.