Pierrepont Street at Monroe Place, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11201
The forum will speak to the reality of mass incarceration of young men of color in our society today and the social consequences for the country as a whole, based on issues that are raised in Michelle Alexander’s best-selling book “The New Jim Crow.”
*Eric Adams, New York State Senator
Prior to his election to the State Senate, Adams served as a police officer in the New York City Police Department for 22 years, during which time he co-founded 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, an advocacy group for black police officers, and often spoke out against police brutality and racial profiling
*Chris Johnson, Head of Horizon Youth Program – working with youth at risk.
Former coordinator of the New York Religious Coalition Against Police Brutality through the New York Civil Liberties Union.
*Rahsan Williams, New York City High School Teacher
Activist with the Justice for Shantel Davis campaign
*Testimony from Parishioner at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Harlem
Personal experience with these issues