Saturday, January 19th – Forum on “The New Jim Crow” – 2:00 pm in the Chapel
Weaving the Fabric of Diversity-sponsored forum on 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 raised in Michelle Alexander’s best selling book “The New Jim Crow”.
This forum is being organized in conjunction with St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Harlem.
*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 Horizons Leadership Project– working with youth at risk.
Former coordinator of the New York Religious Coalition Against Police Brutality through the New York Civil Liberties Union.
*Glenn E. Martin, VP of Development and Public Affairs – The Fortune Society
The Fortune Society is a non-profit organization devoted to the successful reentry and reintegration of individuals with criminal histories.
Adjunct Professor of Writing at William Patterson University and Fairleigh Dickinson University
*Testimony from Parishioner at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Harlem
Personal experience with these issues
Moderator: Alex Wolf, member of First Unitarian Church, and Instructor of Biology at Bronx Community College