Campaign to End the New Jim Crow

When:
2019-02-17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
2019-02-17T13:30:00-05:00
2019-02-17T15:45:00-05:00
Where:
Franklin Township Library
485 Demott Ln
Somerset
NJ 08873
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lisa Ridge
Campaign to End the New Jim Crow @ Franklin Township Library

We will host guest speaker Yumiko Mishima from the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow-Greater Trenton Chapter (CENJC).

CENJC is a national grassroots movement of individuals, nonprofits, civil rights organizations, and others who are inspired by law professor Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. They work to expose the injustice of mass incarceration and to advocate for the end of institutional racism in our criminal justice system. The Princeton and Trenton chapters were founded in 2012 and combined in 2016.

Yumiko Mishima is a long-time member of CENJC with a special interest in the re-entry of formerly incarcerated people back into their communities. She is also a member of the Integrated Justice Alliance, NJ-Coalition for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, Mercer County Reentry Task Force, Trenton Prevention Policy Board, Urban Mental Health Alliance, and serves as Vice Chair of the New Jersey Human Relations Council. She will be speaking on why we should all care about mass incarceration and what we can do to end it.

A Q&A session will follow the talk.

You can find CENJC on Facebook.

References and Resources

Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. After the meeting, everyone is welcome to join us for an early dinner at 4:00 pm at Ruby Tuesday, 250 Davidson Ave, Somerset.