March 3rd 12:00pm
Join us this March as we host Fritzi Horstman on the HEAL PA Lunch Hour. 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. Joining us on our panel will be Rob Reed, Deputy Attorney General for Pennsylvania, and our good friend Josefin Wikström from the Prison Yoga Project. Josefin Wikström, E-RYT 500, TCTSY-F, Yoga Therapy for The Mind, YACEP, RCYS, has been bringing yoga and dance into the Swedish prisons since 2008. She has been working as a full-time teacher focusing on yoga for trauma-exposed populations since 2003. In 2015, she began working with Prison Yoga Project to coordinate European training and has been teaching Prison Yoga Project training in Mumbai, India, and Mexico. Our Lunch Hour will begin with a short mindfulness session led by the Prison Yoga Project. We will then move into a robust discussion on how we can promote trauma informed criminal justice systems at both the local and state levels.