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Film Screening & Discussion, “Rikers: An American Jail”
September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The United States is facing a crisis of mass incarceration with over 2.2 million people packed into its jails and prisons. To understand the human toll of this crisis, Rikers Island is a good place to start. Of the more than 7,500 people detained at Rikers Island on any given day, almost 80% have not yet been found guilty or innocent of the charges they face. All are at risk in the pervasive culture of violence that forces people to come to terms with what they must do for their own survival. Rikers: An American Jail, a riveting new award-winning documentary from Bill Moyers, brings you face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island.
Hosted by Ending the New Jim Crow (a Social Action Group of First Unitarian).
Free event; donations welcomed.