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Circle Up: Film Screening with Special Guests

  • New York Law School Auditorium 185 West Broadway New York, New York 10013 United States (map)

Restorative Justice Initiative, New York Law School's Impact Center for Public Interest Law Brownsville Think Tank Matters, Inc. and KAVI are teaming up to host a screening of Circle Up followed by a Q&A and Circle with the film's Director, Julie Mallozzi and one of its subjects, Janet Connors. 

Thursday, February 7th
6:00PM (doors open at 5:30)
New York Law School Auditorium
185 West Broadway
New York, NY


This is a free event. Please RSVP HERE. Dinner will be served.


Julie Mallozzi's powerful documentary film, Circle Up, tells the story of Janet Connors, who sought out two of the men who killed her son, Joel, and fights the bureaucracy to become the first person in Massachusetts to hold a Victim-Offender Dialogue through the corrections system.

The film follows Janet as she joins a homicide survivors’ support group that helps families make meaning out of their tragic loss. There she meets Clarissa Turner, whose son Marquis was shot point blank as he walked to visit his girlfriend and children. Clarissa found it in her heart to look the perpetrators in the eye during their trial and forgive them for their crime.

For Janet, Clarissa, and the other survivor moms, real justice is not about punishment: it's about preventing more violence.


Can't make it to the screening? The 69-minute feature and 14-minute short version are also available for use in schools, survivors’ groups, courthouses, prisons, and community settings.

For more information about hosting a screening of your own, CLICK HERE.