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Akeem Browder: The Kalief Browder Story
March 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
In-person and online! If you’re planning to attend in-person, please RSVP on Eventbrite!
The story of Kalief Browder will be discussed with the help of videos created by the Kalief Browder Foundation. Akeem Browder will discuss the effects of Solitary confinement and incarceration in NYC at Rikers Island, and the conditions of Kalief’s incarceration comparative to the young boy (Kalief) prior to his arrest and wrongful incarceration. Akeem will discuss the work done in Kalief’s legacy i.e. the federal law w/Pres. Obama the CJR laws passed in Kaliefs name and the continued work of the KBF and how people can be involved.
20 people have died in New York City Jails this year and Rikers is the deadliest it’s been in 25 years. The fight to keep Rikers Island open when my brother suffered a wrong incarceration and inevitable death sentence is unscrupulous. This will undoubtedly lead to more Black, brown, and low-income New Yorkers being incarcerated at Rikers. This is unacceptable! My family was promised Rikers would be shutdown and I wont stop fighting until we get just that! -Akeem Browder
If you’re planning to attend in-person, please RSVP on Eventbrite!
AFTERNOON SCREENING AND FUNDRAISER
Join us at 1:30pm for a screening of the first episode of Time: The Kalief Browder Story hosted by Akeem. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased on Eventbrite, with all funds raised being given to The Kalief Browder Foundation.
Akeem Browder is a social justice advocate and agent of change. The Bronx native works to honor the legacy of his brother Kalief Browder, and mother Venida Browder by working with elected official, lawyers, doctors, college students and community based organizations to change laws, policies and regulations that devastate poor communities and families that have been impacted by mass incarceration and solitary confinement in State prisons. Akeem ran for Mayor of NYC in 2017 to show his commitment to narrative change, social justice and equity for all. Currently he is finishing a postgraduate degree in Sociology.
He is an outspoken advocate for the rights of people disenfranchised and deprived of equity. Akeem serves as a national catalyst, changing the injustices that currently exist in the justice, education and mental health system
COVID-19 Notice: Vaccination is required for in-person attendance. Masks are optional but strongly encouraged.
Watch Online: Click to join at start | ID 863 0430 0961 | Passcode 609424
To join by phone (audio only), dial (929) 205-6099 and enter the Zoom ID above.
Presider: Barbara Carlsen
Monthly Collection: Kalief Browder Foundation
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