A panel of local experts will explore the current realities for people caught up in the system, which targets people of color in disproportionate numbers. Michelle Alexander has called this system of mass incarceration “the new Jim Crow,” showing how it creates a permanent second-class status, even after release. Panelists will examine the challenges and injustices in the system, discuss the experience from a personal perspective, and identify the cost to families of the incarcerated, to our youth, and to the community at large. They will also look at addressing the legal injustices, helping returning citizens, and involving the community is positive relationships with law enforcement.
The panelists include:
- David Singleton, Ohio Justice and Policy Center;
- Dominic Duren, St. Vincent de Paul Reentry Program;
- Iris Roley, Freedom Activist, Black United Front; and
- Samantha Mosby, M. E. Lyons YMCA, panel moderator.
The event takes place on Thursday, August 17, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Welcome Center, 7770 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45255 (Anderson Township).
This program is presented by Greater Anderson Promotes Peace (GAPP) and Anderson Churches for Racial Unity. Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church is a member of GAPP.
For more information, including bios of the panelists, go to the GAPP website event page.