Join us for these Black History Month events on February 25:
Jump into Action Resource Fair
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Center for Business and Industry Building, Lobby area outside of Room C2-28
Local community resource fair for personal empowerment.
Framed and Locked Up: Racial Disparities in the Justice System
11:20 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. | Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-28
According to the Sentencing Project, “1 in every 10 black men in his thirties is in prison or jail on any given day.” Racial bias in the criminal justice system is pervasive and continues to plague the Philadelphia community at-large as well as impact our students’ life outcomes. In this panel, participants will watch clips from Ava DuVernay’s award-winning "When They See Us," a web-television series that explores the racial inequalities within the justice system. They will also hear from panelists who will explore the themes of racial profiling, coercive interrogation tactics, racial disparities in legal representation, racial overcharging and over sentencing, and prison culture and the challenges of re-entry.