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Pardon Me Screening and Discussion

Join us for a local premiere showing of the short documentary film “Pardon Me,” in the Meadville Public Library’s Community Room at 5:30pm on Wednesday, October 25.

The film addresses the struggles of former inmates who have paid their debt to society and now struggle to turn their lives around due to the impact of a criminal record on job, training, housing, and other opportunities. It highlights the difference that a Governor’s pardon can make for a deserving individual in this situation. Pardons for the right people change lives and make communities stronger by reducing recidivism, stabilizing families, and increasing economic resilience.

Filmmaker Shuja Moore will be with us at the screening for discussion and conversation afterward. A former inmate himself until 2016, he has been recognized as a “Remodeled Citizen” by the Philadelphia mayor’s office and since 2021 has served as a PBS Community Contributor. Local speakers will join him for this discussion, along with audience Q&A.

For more information about the film, the filmmaker, and the goals for the film, visit

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