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. Video courtesy of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Part of the series "States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color."