Justice for All Youth: A Reading and Community Forum for Juvenile Justice

Start Date: May 01 2013 - 01:10 PM

End Date: May 01 2013 - 03:00 PM

Category: Community

Location: Medical Arts Building, Room M-136

Description:

Justice for All Youth: A Reading and Community Forum for Juvenile Justice - Medical Arts Room 136

Featuring:

Erika Duncan, Executive Director, Herstory Writers Workshop

Serena Liguori , Director, Advocacy and Justice Program

Denise Irby, a teen who will do a reading titled "The Birth", about giving birth in shackles during her incarceration.

TJ Parsell, writer, a filmmaker, and human rights activist committed to ending prison rape.
Angelo Pinto, Juvenile Justice Project of the Correctional Association of New York, who will do an introduction to New York State’s "Raise the Age Campaign"

In addition, a roundtable of scenes and memories presented by Prison Families Anonymous and Herstory Writers Workshop

New York also prosecutes 13-, 14- and 15-year olds charged with certain serious offenses as adults. Every year, over 45,000 16- and 17- year-olds are arrested as adults in New York State. Because they are defined by the law as adults, these youth can be questioned by the police without parental notification and confined alongside adults in prisons and jails.

Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Academy and Criminal Justice Academy

Directions: http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/about/driving.html

Contact Name: Rose Marie Aikas

Contact Phone: 718-281-5176

Contact Email: RAikas@qcc.cuny.edu


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