When they return home, the shadow of their incarceration typically follows, limiting their ability to find jobs, housing and to reintegrate with their families and communities. The Riverside Church symposium will issue a call to action to challenge and end the stigma which the incarcerated and their families face.”
The symposium is being co-sponsored by the Ford Foundation, The Fortune Society’s David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy, College & Community Fellowship, the Riverside Church Prison Ministry and the Office of the Manhattan Borough President.
Other speakers include authors Michelle Alexander, Randall Robinson, Terrie M. Williams and Tom Burrell as well as Rossana Rosado, the publisher of El Diario, Jeremy Travis, president of John Jay College and Dr. Khalil Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Their panel discussions will focus on the stigma of incarceration, failed policies that have made the United States the world’s leading jailer, and new ways that communities can better serve a population that struggles to “reintegrate” into society.
Riverside Church is located at West 120th Street and Riverside Drive. Doors will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
To register, visit http://www.thinkoutsidethecell.org.
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