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"We Are Witnesses" Screening & Panel Discussion

Created by The Marshall Project, the award-winning, nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that focuses on crime and punishment in the United States, “We Are Witnesses” is a series of powerful short films that explores the human cost of the criminal justice system through first-person testimonials from victims, parolees, ex-prisoners, judges, police officers, and prison guards.

Join us on Monday, October 15 at 6:30pm at Central Library in Jamaica for a screening of three of the series' films and a panel discussion with their subjects moderated by Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott, with an introduction from The Marshall Project’s Lawrence Bartley, a native of Jamaica, Queens who recently completed a 27-year prison sentence.

Our panelists will include: Ed Gavagan, Founder of Design Starts Here and a crime victim; Susan Jackson, Co-Founder of The V.I.L.L.A.G.E., Inc. and mother of a murdered son; John Gleeson, former U.S. New York Eastern District Court Judge; and Nili Ness, Queens Library's Correctional Services Librarian.

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Learn more about The Marshall Project at https://www.themarshallproject.org.

Tue, 2018-10-16 08:11