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HONORING 2018 BENEFICIARIES CIVIL RIGHTS CORPS AND ESSIE JUSTICE GROUP. PLEASE JOIN US IN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST RACISM AND ECONOMIC INEQUALITY IN OUR LEGAL SYSTEM.

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THE CONCERT

We are thrilled to return to City Winery for an epic concert highlighting New Orleans Dr. Michael White and his Original Liberty Jazz Band along with gospel and blues singer Topsy Chapman.You won’t want to miss this electric celebration of New Orleans in music, song, and performance—an inspiring call to action for JusticeAid’s featured beneficiaries: Civil Rights Corps, dedicated to correcting systemic injustices in the American legal justice system, and Essie Justice Group, which harnesses the collective power of women with incarcerated loved ones to end mass incarceration’s harm to women and communities. Purchase your tickets today. One hundred of ticket proceeds will be donated to our hardworking beneficiaries.

THE FORUM

JusticeAid will continue the fight against economic oppression and mass incarceration with a public conversation at The Riverside Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a landmark New York institution known for its history of activism in civil rights and social justice. The event will kick off with Jeffery Robinson’s discussion on the true history of the economic oppression of African-Americans from slavery to the present as reflected in his dynamic, multi-media exploration, <em>Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America.</em>

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<em>Jeffery Robinson’s Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America </em>

The themes of Robinson’s presentation will be further explored by Alec Karakatsanis and Gina Clayton, Executive Directors, and Founders of Civil Rights Corp and Essie Justice Group, respectively, as they focus on the systemic extortion of money from poor people by imprisonment and the dramatic repercussions for those left at home, particularly women.

The event is free and open to the public and will be live-streamed through JusticeAid and The Riverside Church media channels.

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  • Dr. Michael White

    Dr. Michael White (born November 29, 1954 in New Orleans) is not only a virtuoso clarinettist, but also an acclaimed musicologist, accomplished composer, veteran educator, and historian of jazz and New Orleans music. White [...]

  • Topsy Chapman

    Topsy grew up in Kentwood, Louisiana. She became partial to music at an early age due to the fact that her father was a vocal music instructor. After high school, she moved to New [...]

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