september, 2017

wed20sep8:00 am3:00 pmRe-Thinking, Re-Entry II - ConferenceAn Examination of NYC Services & Needs for the Formerly Incarcerated8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Time

(Wednesday) 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location

The Interchurch Center Main Floor

475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115

Event Details

Keynote Speaker:
Velmanette Montgomery, New York State Senator

Background:
• No other country imprisons more people than the United States.
• The incarceration rate in the U.S is the highest in the world’s population.
• The number of people behind bars in our country makes up 25% of the world’s prison population.

Even worse:
• Poor people and people of color are incarcerated at vastly disproportionate rates.
• Many prisoners are held in solitary confinement or denied adequate medical
care and educational opportunities.
• Few resources are invested in re-entry or community programs.

Question:
What services are being provided to assist formerly incarcerated people who return to their communities, what are their pressing needs?

Join us as a panel of experts and faith based organizations discuss the pressing needs for services and commitments on a city and state level.

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Organizer

Interchurch CenterRSVP@interchurch-center.org

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