Join OAR on Thursday, October 20 for a very special screening of “In Your Hands,” a documentary on the struggles that individuals face when returning from incarceration. This film, produced by Pitt Sure Company, follows two individuals in the District of Columbia after their release from prison. One of these individuals is an OAR client, so OAR is featured in the film. “In Your Hands” leaves viewers questioning what these individuals really need to succeed on the outside, and where the community’s responsibility ends and theirs begins.

The event will be held at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University, Founder’s Hall, located at 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia. The event will begin at 6:00 pm with a reception and the film will be shown at 6:30 pm. A panel discussion will follow at 7:30 pm. Moderating the panel will be Arlington County Sheriff Beth Arthur. Panelists will include former Arlington County Judge Clarke, GMU Professor Dr. Faye Taxman, and OAR Executive Director Gail Arnall.

Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance by October 17 or $20 at the door. GMU students are welcome to attend the film screening and panel discussion for free, but must purchase a ticket to attend the reception. All proceeds benefit OAR. Advance tickets may be purchased:

– In person at the OAR office, located at 1400 N. Uhle Street, Suite 704, Arlington, VA 22201. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm;

– By mailing a check to OAR (made payable to OAR) to the above address;

– Online at the link listed below. (Please be sure to list the names of all attendees in the “Designation (Optional)” box.)

Special thanks to our co-sponsors, GMU’s Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence! and Criminology, Law, and Society Department. Also, special thanks to Aramark for sponsoring the reception.

We hope to see you there!