The United States incarcerates 25% of the world’s prisoners (2.3 million people), impacting thousands of local families and neighborhoods. While this is a national crisis, we can feel the impacts of mass incarceration here every day in Charlotte.
What could it look like for Charlotte to wade into the lives of the people and neighborhoods that are affected by the before, during, and after effects on our neighbors? How can our city start new conversations about the realities that formerly-incarcerated Charlotteans experience?
What can you do to hear the voices of mass incarceration in our community?
Join us in exploring how incarceration affects the Queen City as we advocate for justice that restores.
Dominique DuBois Gilliard / Author of “Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores”
Braxton Winston / Charlotte City Council Member At-Large & Community Organizer
Toussaint Romain / Public Defender, Peacemaker & Community Advocate
Ramona Brant / Incarceration Justice Advocate & Clemency Recipient from President Obama
Myra Clark / Executive Director at The Center for Community Transitions