One out of every three African-Americans males will be incarcerated during their lifetime. How long will Americans tolerate a dual justice system? We cannot afford to ignore this catastrophic growth in incarceration! Sadly, the incarceration rate for African-American females is spiraling rapidly. It is both unjust and unfair to future generations of African Americans for us to allow this unchecked aggression to continue. We are asking organizations throughout southeastern Michigan to join the mass incarceration/criminal justice reform campaign, Project Fifty-Fifty.
This half-day forum addresses the massive incarceration/criminal justice system forced upon African American families.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Triumph Church, West Campus, 16115 Beck Road, Northville Michigan 48168
- Viewing a ground breaking documentary that chronicles the lives of people and families affected by mass incarceration – “Milwaukee 53206:A Community Serves Time.”
- Engaging round-table discussions with an overview of services and issues impacting the incarcerated and community reentry. Topics range from racial profiling to the reclamation of formerly incarcerated citizens, with recommendations to reduce recidivism and its collateral consequences.
- Coffee, tea, juice, juice, water and a box lunch will be served.
This free event is open to the public.
Due to the urgency of initiating this campaign, participants will not be charged a registration fee. We appeal to individuals, organizations, civic and interfaith groups for your generous financial support to cover the cost for this event. Make checks Payable to Triumph Church – Project Fifty-Fifty, and send to P.O. Box 3256, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Your involvement is essential in eradicating unequal treatment of African Americans in the criminal justice system.