Voices from Rikers Island Jails Film and Panel

Start Date: February 22 2017 - 12:15 PM

End Date: February 22 2017 - 02:00 PM

Audience: Student, Faculty and Staff

Category: Special Event / Fair

Location: S-112


Voices from Rikers Island Jails Film and Panel

In New York City, close to 10,000 persons are detained at Rikers Island Jails[1] on any given day, almost 80% have not yet been found guilty or innocent of the charges they face. All are at risk in the pervasive culture of violence that forces people to come to terms with what they must do for their own survival. RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL, a riveting new documentary from Bill Moyers, brings you face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island.

We will watch Rikers, then meet two individuals featured in the documentary; Pastor Benny Custodio and Ismael Nazario.

Supported by the Faculty Diversity Strategic Plan Advisory Committee


Contact Name: Rose Marie Äikäs

Contact Phone: 718.281.5176

Contact Email: raikas@qcc.cuny.edu

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