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.