by Patricia J. Williams, a professor or law at Columbia.
Join us for a viewing and discussion of
REDEMPTION OF THE PROSECUTOR
When prosecutor and devout Christian Preston Shipp began teaching in a
Nashville prison, he never thought he’d be the one to get schooled. But the
friendship he forges with one young prisoner puts his faith in the justice
system—and in Jesus—to the ultimate test. “Redemption of the Prosecutor” is a
short documentary by Brave New Foundation’s Beyond Bars campaign, which
produces videos and engages social media to fight mass incarceration.
Running time is 22 minutes.
Approximately 10,000 lifers have been convicted of nonviolent offenses.
Nearly half of lifers are African American and 1 in 6 are Latino.
More than 10,000 life-sentenced inmates have been convicted of crimes that
occurred before they turned 18 and nearly 1 in 4 of them were sentenced to
More than 5,300 (3.4%) of the life-sentenced inmates are female.”
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Thanks to LeRhonda for starting Monday’s Continuing Conversations on Race with this clip from The Daily Show, “The R Word.” Jessica Williams and Samantha Bee convene two panels to discuss the state of race relations in America. You want to watch it. As ironic comedy, sending up stereotypes, it is all too true.
“It’s not that the conversation is so difficult, it’s just that it will take a very very long time.”
Continuing Conversations opens its series, in partnership with the Princeton Public Library, on Monday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m., with the topic “Important events of the summer regarding race.”
Continuing Conversations on Race are a friendly, safe, confidential opportunity to share ideas and voice concerns. All are invited. They are planned and facilitated by Not in Our Town Princeton and held on the first Monday of the month from October through June in partnership with the Princeton Public Library.