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The March for Justice, September 2017. (Photo: Kevin Barron)

The Struggle to Close Attica: Voices from the March for Justice

Sunday, March 25, 2018

2–4 pm

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

Last September, the Alliance of Families for Justice led a 19-day protest and marched from Harlem to Albany on the anniversary of the devastating 1971 Attica Prison riots. During the March for Justice, marchers were greeted and joined in solidarity by communities throughout the state, culminating in a rally in the state capital.

In this program, participants and organizers discuss their continued commitment to criminal justice reform and the ongoing struggle to close Attica Correctional Facility. Following a screening of a documentary short about the March for Justice, Soffiyah Elijah, executive director of the Alliance of Families for Justice, moderates a panel reminding us why the families of the incarcerated marched: to demand an end to human rights abuses that continue in Attica and in prisons here and throughout the country. Panelists include Carol Harriott, Lilly Osei-Tutu, Kevin Barron, and Linda Rousseau.

Free with Museum general admission (purchase tickets for David Bowie is separately).

Part of the series "States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color," presented at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Questions about this event? Email us at public.programs@brooklynmuseum.org.