Church of the Redeemer’s Social Justice Education Program will show the 68-minute 2012 film Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration, and New Visions for Criminal Justice in the US on Thursday, January 24, at 7:30.
This film, exploring the intersection of race, poverty, and our criminal justice and penal systems, demonstrates that people of color have been targeted at significantly higher rates for stops, searches, arrests, prosecution, and harsher sentences, with the result that more African-Americans are under control of the correctional system today than were enslaved in 1850.
Since time in prison reduces people’s life opportunities even after they are released, this mass incarceration is creating a new caste system in America. A panel will follow with Martha Conley, chair of Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, and Bret Grote, of Human Rights Coalition/FedUp.
Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217