#RaceNJustice Town Hall Meeting

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Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs

2000 14th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20009

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Are you concerned with the treatment of people of color by the judiciary system in the District of Columbia, especially as it pertains to young people?


Have you or your family been impacted by mass incarceration?


Do you want to get involved and learn how we can address many of the socio-economic problems that plagues communities of color?


If so, then come out to the NAACP DC Branch Town Hall on #RaceNJustice and learn how to get engaged to improve your community.




Who will be there?

Local elected and appointed officials, community leaders, educators and organizers. Key stakeholders that have influence and the ability to impact the lives of some of the most marginalized communities in the District of Columbia.




How should I travel?

Public transportation is highly encouraged. The closest metro stop is the African American Civil War Memorial/U Street stop on the green line.




Will there be food there?

Yes refreshments will be served to accommodate various lifestyles




What should I bring?
Bring your business cards for networking, flyers for upcoming events you may have, pen and paper to take notes and an open mind to learn!




Persistent racial disparities in the justice system have been shown to harm both individuals in the system as well as their families and communities. This effect is most pronounced in the dramatically high rate of incarceration of African American males in particular. While in certain circumstances incarceration may serve public safety goals through incapacitating persons who present a threat to the community, both the excessive number and length of prison terms serve to exacerbate the negative consequences of confinement. These include the effect of lengthy prison terms on re-entering the labor market, maintaining ties with family and community, and gender disparities which affect family formation and parenting options. In addition, the various collateral consequences of felony drug convictions in particular create additional barriers to securing public housing, welfare and food stamps, and other public benefits – even for those not sentenced to prison. While such issues confront offenders of all racial/ethnic group, the disparate impact on communities of color exacerbates existing structural inequities.


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Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs

2000 14th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20009

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