Sunday, January 14, 11am–noon
West County Detention Facility
5555 Giant Highway, Richmond
Sandra Johnson of All of Us or None & Legal Services for Prisoners with Children,
Robert Paige of Californians for Justice,
The Choral Majority,
families of detainees,
and members of Kehilla Community Synagogue.
This is a youth-and-elder-friendly action that opposes the immorality of detentions/deportations and mass incarceration with activist debriefs, music, art, stories, poetry, interactive small groups, and representation from various faith communities and faithless humanists. Accessible site with parking, plus bathrooms right inside in the visitors waiting room.
Marin County ranks #1 in California for income disparity and racial inequality, according to a recent RaceCounts.org study. Learn solutions to racism, poverty and violence that have worked in other communities.
Ta-Nehisi Coates describes Alex Kotlowitz as "One of our great American journalists." A bestselling author, our guest this evening is recognized for his unflinching portrayal of race and poverty in America. For over 25 years, Kotlowitz has brought his trademark empathy and on-the-ground reporting to many forms of media—including the nonfiction classics "There Are No Children Here" and "The Other Side of the River."
"The Interrupters" is an examination of the stubborn persistence of urban violence, and tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities. Shot over the course of a year that includes the brutal, videotaped beating of a Chicago High School student. The film's main subjects' work for an innovative organization that believes that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so the treatment should be similar: go after the most infected, and stop the infection at its source.