The Public Forum:
On November 11th, Essie will team up with JusticeAid and a team of scholars, activists, and artists for a public forum at the historic Riverside Church in Manhattan, 3:30-5:30pm. Together, we will explore the history and impact of Racism and the Criminalization of Poverty: 21st Century Debtors’ Prisons in the Age of Mass Incarceration.The Forum, which is free and open to the public, will include a public conversation with Gina Clayton, Executive Director & Founder Essie Justice Group; Civil Rights Corp’s Founder & Executive Director Alec Karakatsanis; and Johnny Perez, Director of U.S. Prison Programs at National Religious Campaign Against Torture, who overcame three years of solitary confinement at Rikers; a presentation by Jeffery Robinson of Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America, and with performances by Poet Randall Horton and singer Abena Koomson-Davis. RSVP TODAY.
Then, on November 13th, JusticeAid proudly presents its New Orleans 300th Anniversary Concert at City Winery, featuring Dr. Michael White and Topsy Chapman. All proceeds will benefit Essie Justice Group and Civil Rights Corps. PURCHASE CONCERT TICKETS.