Erin Elliott.

San Quentin State Prison is a prominent part of our Marin landscape. But what do you really know about its 3,500 residents? Humans of San Quentin is a powerful storytelling platform that breaks down stereotypes and humanizes those people living behind bars. Their work in that community has proven to have the power to inspire and inform and, importantly, reminds of our shared humanity.

On Sunday, March 5 (3:30-5pm), Westminster Events (WE), the new event series created by Mill Valley resident and yoga instructor Erin Elliott at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tiburon, speaks with Diane Kahn, founder of Humans of San Quentin and Belvedere resident, in conversation with Rob McClellan, Sr. Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Kahn will explain why and how Humans of San Quentin elicits personal stories from incarcerated individuals and the profound ripple effects of this storytelling. These stories have ignited and catalyzed connections both inside and outside of prison. Meet two previously incarcerated people from their team who will share their stories and healing journeys. A reception will follow where Kahn and her team can answer your questions.

Previous WE events have featured Hromada’s co-founder Nataliya Anon in conversation with Mill Valley and Marin community advocate; Tiburon Town Councilmember Noah Griffin in conversation with Rev. Rob McClellan, Westminster’s senior pastor, as well as Paula Reynolds, a force of nature in Mill Valley for decades and the director of operations at the Mill Valley Chamber, interviewing author and longtime Marin Independent Journal columnist and editor Vicki Larson,

Westminster Events are held at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 240 Tiburon Blvd. Tiburon.

Contact Erin Elliott for more info.

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