Written by | Ray Cornelius

I had the distinct pleasure recently of attending the screening of CNN commentator Van Jones riveted new series The Redemption Project with Van Jones.

The event was held at the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Center in the Auburn Avenue district of Atlanta and was attended by Jones and the three remaining King siblings – Bernice King, Martin Luther King III and Dexter King.

The Redemption Project with Van Jones offers a rare glimpse into the restorative justice process, each episode follows the victim, or surviving family members, of a life-altering crime as they journey to meet face-to-face with their offender in the hopes of finding answers or some sense of healing. 

Van Jones serves as a guide for the viewer throughout this transformational experience. Through unique access to the U.S. prison system, this powerful series explores the human potential for redemption.

The show was created and executive produced by Jonas Bell Pasht and Jonah Bekhor of Citizen Jones and Academy-Award®-nominated director Jason Cohen.

In addition the screening, the event featured a post panel discussion with Bernice along with Angela Stanton-King of the American King Foundation and activists Pamela Winn and Ricky Brown.

Click here to watch the trailer and check out my conversation with Van, Martin, Angela plus actor T.C. Carson and gospel music icon Ricky Dillard below:

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