"RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL" FREE Movie presented by Mt. Baker Meaningful Movies
Important Venue Notes
The United States is facing a crisis of mass incarceration with over 2.2 million people packed into its jails and prisons. To understand the human toll of this crisis, Rikers Island is a good place to start. Of the 7,500 persons in Rikers on a given day, almost 80% have not been declared guilty or innocent. Many spend years there. 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, brings you face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island. Their stories, told directly to camera, vividly describe the cruel arc of the Rikers experience. (A Bill Moyers project.)
DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM for snacks and conversation. STAY after for audience discussion and guest speaker. FREE snacks and movie. Donations gratefully accepted.
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