What Are Jails For? The Story of Mass Incarceration

Saturday, March 191:00—2:00 PMVirtual MeetingNorfolk Public Library2 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA, 02056

As part of the Norfolk Community Read, join Wee the People, a Boston-based social justice initiative, for this program designed for kids ages 7+ (grown-ups welcome to watch along).

Heroes and villains, cops and robbers: From a young age, kids absorb and play out a lot of ideas about safety, danger, crime, and punishment. As they grow older, they then absorb a never-ending narrative of Black and Brown criminality. Disrupting these associations in our kids is critical to protecting Black lives and dismantling the racist system of mass incarceration. In this workshop, kids will learn about activists and champions of human rights who have been jailed, and begin to question assumptions about crime, punishment, and justice.

This program will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent to participants.

Capacity: 14 of 30 spaces available.

Note: Registering more attendees than spaces available will automatically place your attendees on this event's wait list.

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