Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline (What Can We Do to End Mass Incarceration?)

All people who are committed to learning more about and taking action against the practices of mass incarceration in the US are invited to attend this event, which will take place tomorrow (Wednesday November 4th) from 7-8:30pm at the Fallsington Quaker Meetinghouse  9300 New Falls Rd. Fallsington, PA 19054.

Across America many children as young as 14-years-old are being locked up for minor offenses such as pushing and shoving, truancy, and talking back to the teacher.  This starts a cycle of re-incarceration for these young people. Wouldn’t it be less expensive for society and more humane for these children to have individual and family counseling?

Fallsington Friends Meeting has invited Patrick Hall who serves as Chair of the Trenton Campaign to End the New Jim Crow to speak about what we can all do to stop mass incarceration and the industrial prison complex. Join us and enjoy delicious desserts, coffee, tea, and cider. This program is free and open to the public.  It is being co-sponsored by The Peace Center and the Buxmont/ Princeton Coalition for Peace Action.

The talk itself is about specific actions we can do to stop mass incarceration, which is one of the actions the New Jim Crow movement is working on.

The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow is a grassroots organization based in New York. It is committed to building a movement with the goal of replacing prisons and life-long discrimination with caring communities. The group began as a study group of The New Jim Crow at Riverside Church, and now claims hundreds of activists who are working in coalition with others to build a vibrant, national grassroots human rights movement.

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