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Film Screening & Panel on Mass Incarceration

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Film Screening & Panel on Mass Incarceration

Time: April 21, 2013 from 1pm to 3pm
Location: Chapel
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Event Type: movie, screening, panel, multicultural, ministry
Organized By: Lee Paczulla, Student Minister
Latest Activity: Apr 17, 2013

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Join us for a screening of the independent documentary "Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice," followed by a panel and Q&A session with director Matthew Pil­lis­cher and formerly incarcerated activist Tyrone Werts.

"Broken on All Sides" explores mass incarceration and the intersection of race and poverty within criminal justice, with a special focus on how the issue impacts communities right here in Philadelphia.  Through interviews with people on many sides of the criminal justice system, the film aims to answer questions and provoke questions on an issue walled-off from the public's scrutiny.  The documentary includes interviews with former Philadelphia Mayor John Street, Angus Love of the PA Prison Society, and Michelle Alexander, author of the UUA's 2013 Common ReadThe New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

As a follow up to our book groups on The New Jim Crow, and today's sermon on prison issues and race, we hope that you'll join us for a riveting movie and discussion -- and learn more about what you can do to address this problem in our city!

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