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States of Denial: State of the Union
Participants Kerry Walk, Peter Goldberg, Vivian Nixon, Tina Reynolds, Piper Kerman, Susan Rosenberg, Elizabeth Sackler

When the program series “States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color” began in 2014, mass incarceration was not recognized in the U.S. press or wider population as an abuse of human and civil rights. Four years later, it is. However, although public awareness has grown, the United States is under a regime that whips up overt aggression against minority communities. What is the current state of affairs for women, children, and people of color? Are we in a better or worse place than four years ago, ten years ago, or even twenty, thirty, or fifty years ago? How can we confront new onslaughts such as unsupervised privatized prisons, inhumane actions by ICE, and predatory bail and bond practices? How might we think about organizing, in solidarity, locally, statewide, and nationally?

Join Elizabeth Sackler as she moderates a conversation among leading social justice advocates on where we are four years after the series began. Her guests are Peter Goldberg, Executive Director, Brooklyn Community Bail Fund; Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is the New Black; Vivian D. Nixon, Executive Director, College and Community Fellowship; Tina Reynolds, Co-Founder and Chair, WORTH (Women on the Rise Telling HerStory); Susan Rosenberg, author of An American Radical: Political Prisoner in My Own Country; and Kerry Walk, President, Marymount Manhattan College. 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."