Please make a special effort to attend, and to invite your friends and colleagues, to the special FREE film screening of the powerful new documentary The House I Live In.
November 3, 2012
2:30pm Rev. Otis Moss III and filmmaker Eugene Jarecki
3:00pm Film Screening
5:30pm Popcorn, Punch and Networking
As I read The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander's ground breaking book that describes the systemic structures that are led to the mass incarceration and criminalization of millions of people of color, I still remember my feeling that this book would be the "tipping point" that would begin to halt the growth in incarceration in America. More than two years later, as I've witnessed the fresh organizing and mission priorities of many social justice institutions, the impact of Professor Michelle Alexander's book continues to reverberate and grow the movement to end mass incarceration.
Eugene Jarecki's new film, The House I Live In, delivers another powerful blow to the American prison industrial complex as he provides personal perspectives from every front of the War on Drugs - from the dealers to abusers, police, corrections officers, judges and prosecutors – and they all reach a common conclusion: The War on Drugs has failed, and we must do something.
Please share broadly! While it would be great if everyone would read The New Jim Crow, this movie is another tool in building the mass movement we will need to bring about the systemic change we demand.