UH Manoa will host ShareFest Honolulu on Saturday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Four former inmates of the Women’s Community Correctional Center will share their deeply personal stories in a special program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law on Wednesday, February, 26 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Classroom 2.
The program is open to the law school community and to members of the public.
The program is presented by the law school at the invitation of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society. PDP treasurer Lauren Kurashige said the appearance by the former inmates “will provide students with a unique experience in learning about these women’s stories.”
The Women’s Community Correctional Center project began almost a decade ago as a creative writing class to help the women use their own words to address their fears, and progress through self-discovery to healing. Called Prison Monologues, it is designed to raise awareness about rehabilitation programs within the prison system. The stories—created from original writings by former prisoners about their experiences and emotions in prison—often bring tears, but also laughter.