Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion on Mass Incarceration in the U.S.
February 18, 2014 —
Human Rights Action - Amnesty International at Georgetown University Law Center presents the Washington, D.C. premiere of Broken on All Sides, a documentary about mass incarceration in the United States and the intersection of race and poverty within criminal justice. A panel discussion will follow.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Screening begins at 5:30 p.m.
Panel begins at 6:45 p.m.
Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium, McDonough Hall
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Abbe Smith, Professor and Director of the Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic, Georgetown Law
Matt Pillischer, Director, Broken on All Sides
Eddie Ellis, formerly incarcerated, advocate for others previously incarcerated
Deborah Golden, Project Director, D.C. Prisoners' Project
Mike Stark, Board Member, Campaign to End the Death Penalty
The documentary centers around the premise that mass incarceration has become the "new Jim Crow," and examines the high rates at which people of color are subjected to stops, searches, arrests, prosecution, and harsh sentences.
Media interested in attending should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.