- Chris Farina, Filmmaker, Seats at the Table documentary, Rosalia Films
- Neil Volz, Deputy Director, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
- Kimberly Moore, Vice President of Workforce Innovation and TCC2WORK, Tallahassee Community College
- Samantha Carlo, Associate Professor, Miami Dade College School of Justice
FCAN host: Charleita Richardson, Executive Director
Seats at the Table is a feature-length documentary portraying a remarkable college class that brings together university students with residents of a maximum-security juvenile correctional center through the study of Russian literature.
These student-to-student interactions over the course of the semester become the catalyst for creating powerful relationships that break down the initial stereotypes they have as they begin this class. Both groups of students come away transformed by this singular educational experience, empowered to pursue lives of greater purpose, and inspired by the discovery of their shared humanity. Seats at the Table is an inspiring example of the power of meaningful conversations and the ability of literature to break down stereotypes and create lasting connections.
Following the documentary viewing window (Monday, May 23rd – Wednesday May 25th) join FCAN for a thoughtful panel discussion with the director of the film about the transformative power of education and building welcoming communities that can help returning citizens build lives of purpose.
The Florida College Access Network (FCAN) is proud to present this virtual documentary screening and panel discussion with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC).
Documentary viewing window: Monday, May 23, 8 a.m. – Wednesday, May 25, 8 p.m.
* Registrants will be given a log-in and password on Monday morning and can watch the documentary anytime during the viewing window.
Panel discussion: Thursday, May 26, 2022, 1-2 p.m.