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#CLOSErikers one-year anniversary rally at New York City Hall, April 24, 2017. Photo courtesy of JustLeadershipUSA

#CLOSErikers, Build Communities

Sunday, October 29, 2017

2–4 pm

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

For decades, the Rikers Island Jail Complex has been marked by violence and corruption, and has been impervious to substantive reform. In June 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his plan to close the complex, with a timeline of at least ten years​. Join activists Darren Mack, Herbert Murray, and Marie Fuchs from JustLeadershipUSA, and Marilyn Reyes-Scales from VOCAL-NY, founders of the #CLOSErikers campaign, as they discuss ​the urgent need to implement ​real solutions guided by directly impacted communities, reimagine New York City’s failed criminal justice system, and transform the city into a national leader in ending mass incarceration.

Part of the ongoing series at the Sackler Center, “States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color.”

Free with Museum admission.