Saturday, January 13th, 2018 – The film “Rikers” will be shown at BSEC from 1pm to 4pm and it is free to the public. A small panel with former inmates and activists will be present to answer your questions. Plus you’ll have an opportunity to connect with organizations who are working actively on jail reform and transformation issues.
- Rikers is a 10 unit complex on 400 acre island housing men, women and adolescents in separate facilities. It ranks among the largest jail facilities in the country both in size and population. Seventy-seven thousand (77, 000) circulate through its system annually.
- It is overpopulated, conditions are crowded. It is violent place.
- This film captures much of what is wrong with jail, this bottom step in the sprawling prison system. By coming together and examining some of the problems, we will gain insight and, maybe, answers
This meaningful afternoon is being presented by Lucy’s Children, the racial justice group at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.
Racial Justice Group.
Topic this week: Case Study of Racial Conflict at a School Meeting
Note: mediation scenario adopted for general discussion
We have launched a community effort to examine the fiction of Race in order to address the fact of Racism. Our plan is to provide information, opportunities, and events that can help us come together as a society to end racism. We will meet the first three Fridays of each month from 4:00 to 6:30 PM at BSEC to plan our efforts, to share resources and related experiences.
All members of BSEC and their personal guests are welcome at the learning sessions of Lucy’s Children.
Lucy was discovered in 1974 by paleontologists in Ethiopia. At that time she was the earliest known ancestor of the human species. This is why we call our group Lucy’s children.