November 16 – 6:00-8:00PM – Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project and Arts and Public Life Present Reversing Long Term Sentences

One of the demands of the National Prison strike this summer has been to is rescind the Truth in Sentencing Act and the Sentencing Reform Act and that, “No human shall be sentenced to Death by Incarceration or serve any sentence without the possibility of parole.” Incarcerated people are calling out particular laws that are locking them up for long and longer terms, yet few people know the details of these polices or how they have created mass incarceration.
Join us for a Teach-in on Long Term Sentencing with Marshan Allen, Restore Justice IL; Monica Cosby, Westside Justice Center and the 100 women taskforce to cut the population of incarcerated women in IL; Bernardine Dohrn, activist and founding director of the Children and Family Justice Center in the Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern, Dr. Elena Quintana, Executive Director, Institute on Public Safety & Social Justice
and Eric Blackmon, North Lawndale Christian Legal Center.
Moderated by Earl Walker & Sarah Ross