BRIC TV ‘Town Hall’ on Race and Mass Incarceration Planned

41be655c-a6b0-43d8-905d-2075c3cc3ab7_townhall_socialmedia_cropBRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural events in Brooklyn, is sponsoring a town hall on the subject of race and incarceration on March 24. The #BHeard event, one of a number of town halls on different subjects organized and hosted at the BRIC House in Brooklyn, is entitled “SENTENCED TO FAIL: Race and Mass Incarceration” and will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 24.

Among the panelists will be Soffiyah Elijah of the Correctional Association of New York; Alysia Santo of  The Marshall Project; Liza Jessie Peterson, playwright, poet, educator, and advocate; Stanley Richards of The Fortune Society and Juan Cartagena of LatinoJustice PRLDF. Brian Vines, BRIC TV Senior Correspondent, will moderate the town hall discussion, which will be a live broadcast.

BRIC TV notes that “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.” The event aims to get people talking about ways to change the system and “break the cycle of mass incarceration.”

 

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