The New York City Mayor and City Council recently endorsed a plan to close Rikers. Join us to explore what Rikers means for the more than 7,500 people detained at Rikers Island on any given day. RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL, a riveting new documentary from Bill Moyers, brings you face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island.
The Institute for Transformative Mentoring (ITM) at the Center for New York City Affairs, in partnership with Humanities Action Lab and Public Square Media, invites you to the screening of RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL. The film explores what Rikers Island means for the more than 7,500 people detained at there on any given day.
The film will be followed by a discussion with participants in the film and other men and women who have experienced Rikers. They’ll talk about the urgency of closing Rikers and the many changes required to ensure the jail and the systemic cruelty it represents truly end.
Discussion moderated by Glenn E. Martin, President and Founder of JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) and member of the The Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform
Doors will open at 6:00p.m.