As we announced weeks ago, the UUFP on Randolph Ave. is hosting a discussion with Tom Angell (Public Defender), Mary Ellen Still (Probation director), Marie Shultis reentry program and some former offenders. It's at 7 PM tonight (Jan. 8). Just a reminder but, as you can see, the program is expanded. If you have questions I am at 845-345-7107 or 631-525-1715
ENJAN will meet both next Wednesday (Jan 15) and the week after (Jan 22).
[this year we're doing this two days early-- so we can help Pete
Seeger mobilize 1000+ for his MLK march on Jan. 20th (MLK Day)
starting at 10 am that morning from Springfield Baptist Church in
Who Is Jim Crow?” Film Series
Event Type: Adult Film Program
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Description: Film: "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness". This movie features Michelle Alexander who talks about her book "The New Jim Crow" that sparked a nationwide movement to end mass incarceration and the racial caste system it has created.
A film discussion will be led by Odell Winfield, founder of ENJAN (End the New Jim Crow Action Network) and Rev. Steve Ruelke (Ecclesia Ministries of Newburgh). The series is sponsored by: Greater Newburgh Ministerial Association, ENJAN, Ecclesia Ministries of Newburgh and Newburgh Free Library.
A film discussion will be led by Odell Winfield, founder of ENJAN (End the New Jim Crow Action Network) and Rev. Steve Ruelke (Ecclesia Ministries of Newburgh). The series is sponsored by Sponsored by: Greater Newburgh Ministerial Association, ENJAN, Ecclesia Ministries of Newburgh and Newburgh Free Library.
Bill Moyers: Michelle Alexander on Getting Locked Out of the American Dream
After civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander published her book The New Jim Crow in 2010 on our dehumanizing system of incarceration, she ignited a national conversation about justice in America and sparked a movement. In her book, Alexander explores how the war on drugs, “get-tough” sentencing policies and racism has created a caste system similar to that of our segregationist past.
Since then, Alexander has traveled the country to meet advocates and everyday Americans working to end mass incarceration in America — home to 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, despite representing only five percent of the world’s population.
She tells Bill that she has seen a grassroots movement brewing in communities across the country, “There are enormous victories that are being achieved precisely because the people whom we have written off and viewed as disposable are reclaiming their voice, standing up, speaking out, organizing even as they struggle to survive.”