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Raised in the System: Screening & Discussion

  • Oak Park Public Library 834 Lake Street Oak Park, IL, 60301 United States (map)

Join for a screening of Vice’s “Raised in the System.” Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, The Night Of) examines the juvenile justice system and investigates solutions communities are employing that are resulting in drastic drops in crime and incarceration. Screening starts at 6:30pm, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Michelle Mbekeani (Community Justice Attorney at Shriver Center on Poverty Law). 

With over 850,000 juvenile arrests every year and 48,000 kids sitting in lock-up daily, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate of minors on Earth. There are solutions and we need to be a part of making change.