Take Action Now: 13th

  1. Read Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.
  2. Find a local chapter of Black Lives Matter and show your support by attending an event or making a donation.
  3. Learn about Showing Up For Racial Justice, which works to “Organize white people for racial justice.
  4. Get involved in #Cut50, an initiative working to “popularize the idea that we can smartly and safely reduce the number of people in prisons and jails by 50% by pursuing transformative legislation.
  5. Show your support for the Equal Justice Initiative, which is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
  6. Learn about social privledge. Reflect upon the privlieges you may or may not have. A tool to get started is Peggy McIntosh’s Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.
  7. View the film The House I Live In on the toll of the war on drugs on individuals.

Published by Ossining Documentaries

It is our mission to bring our community together to watch, enjoy and engage in conversations about documentaries. We choose documentaries we hope will open our eyes collectively to issues that are important to our lives in Ossining. At these free screenings, we will have a panel of experts available to answer questions and facilitate our discussion. We hope that the issues raised in the documentary will encourage the viewers to ask questions and seek out ways to make a difference in Ossining and in The World. Please check our schedule and mark your calendars for our upcoming screenings. For up to date information about the documentaries we have selected, please “like” us on Facebook!

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