Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) and Nola to Angola (NTA) are excited to host a discussion group based on excerpts from Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. Using the text as a starting point, we will explore how the prison industrial complex affects ALL our lives, across lines of race, class, and gender. Through personal storytelling combined with critical analysis, we hope to bring people together to understand each other’s experiences and work together to resist criminalization in New Orleans. Come to learn, teach, listen, grow, collaborate, and find out how you can get more involved!
Did you know…
–Louisiana incarcerates more people per capita than anywhere else in the world
–One in seven black men from New Orleans is either in prison, on parole, or on probation
–99% of youth who go through juvenile court in New Orleans are black
–Both the New Orleans Police Department and Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) are under federal consent decrees for unconstitutional practices
Come on September 9th to engage and learn more!
Monday, September 9th, 5:30-8:30pm at the Community Book Center, 2523 Bayou Rd.
SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED.
Questions?? Call 504-522-5437 for more info or email firstname.lastname@example.org