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Broken? A Symposium on Mass Incarceration in the USA

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United Nations International School

24-50 FDR Drive

New York, NY 10010

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The UNIS Human Rights Project, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, is pleased to offer a public symposium on mass incarceration.

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

10:00am - 3:30pm

Free

Lunch Provided

Please bring IDs.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about mass incarceration from those who have experienced it firsthand and from activists and advocates who are at the forefront of criminal justice reform.

Topics of discussion will include: broken windows policing, the war on drugs, the experiences of women behind bars, solitary confinement, youth detention, racial disparities in the criminal justice system, immigration detention, treating violence as a public health issue, inequalities of bail, impact on families, reentry challenges, why mass incarceration is seen as the new Jim Crow and alternatives to incarceration.

The day will begin with keynote speaker Khalil Kumberbatch, Associate Vice President of Policy at the Fortune Society and will be followed by workshops led by Hernan Carvente, National Youth Partnership Strategist for the Youth First Initiative; Evie Litwok, Director of Witness to Mass Incarceration; Bob Gangi, Executive Director of the Police Reform Organizing Project; Lewis Webb Jr., Director of the Healing Justice Program at American Friends Service Committee; K. Bain of 696 Build Queensbridge, and representatives from the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, New Sanctuary Coalition and Osborne Association.

Participants will also have the opportunity to view a photo exhibit and a theatre performance that tell the stories of the formerly incarcerated.

For a full program, go to:

http://www.unishumanrightsproject.org/mass-incarceration-symposium

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