RACE & MASS INCARCERATION TOWN HALL MEETING

SENTENCED TO FAIL: Race & Mass Incarceration

A #BHeard Community Town Hall Thursday March 24th

BRIC is pleased to announce that, as part of its BRIC TV initiative, it will present a live broadcast, town hall-style discussion on the effects of Race & Mass Incarceration and the direct impact it has on Brooklynites and New Yorkers.

The impact of our broken criminal justice system is far reaching in our Brooklyn community, and it’s time for reform. People of color continue to be disproportionately policed, sentenced, and incarcerated at significantly higher rates than their white counterparts; minors face a harsh juvenile justice system that does little to rehabilitate them, and it’s nearly impossible to re-enter society with a criminal record.

Racial inequalities in our justice system threaten communities of color in so many ways: disenfranchising thousands, limiting voting rights, and denying equal access to employment, housing, and education. How do we go about changing a system that seems to perpetuate itself—and how can our community #BHeard on breaking the cycle of mass incarceration?

Moderator:

Brian Vines, BRIC TV Senior Correspondent

 

Panelists:

Soffiyah Elijah, The Correctional Association of New York

Alysia Santo, The Marshall Project

Liza Jessie Peterson, Playwright, Poet, Educator and Advocate

Stanley Richards, The Fortune Society

Juan Cartagena, Latino Justice PRLDF

 

Event: Town Hall Meeting on Race & Mass Incarceration

Date: March 24, 2016

Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Venue: BRIC

 

BRIC Contact information:

Tel: 718.683.5600

Fax: 718.802.9095

Email: bric@BRICartsmedia.org

 

BRIC Arts | Media House

647 Fulton St. / Rockwell Pl.

Brooklyn, NY 11217

 

Transportation by Subway:

2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St

B, Q, R to Dekalb Ave

C to Lafayette Ave

G to Fulton St.

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