Racial Injustice: The Foster Care-to-Prison Pipeline—Weds., June 24

About 80% of Illinois prisoners were in the foster care system during childhood.

Join us for the forum Racial Injustice: The Foster Care-to-Prison Pipeline, presented by the Unitarian Church of Evanston’s Prisons and Restorative Justice committee. AlexanderTolliverCollage

The event will feature a screening of Michelle Alexander on The New Jim Crow and Dorothy Roberts on The Color of Child Welfare, followed by a live presentation and discussion with Charity Tolliver, founder of Black on Both Sides—a new organization that works to end the foster care-to-prison pipeline. Free and open to the public

Wednesday, June 24, 7–9 p.m.
Unitarian Church of Evanston
1330 Ridge Avenue (map), Room 3
(parking lot and entrance on Greenwood)

Refreshments will be served
RSVP and questions to GailTSmith@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
Unitarian Church of Evanston, Peace and Justice Committee
Prisons and Restorative Justice Task Force
Chicago Books to Women in Prison
Project NIA

Download the event flyer


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