As we know all too well, the United States is facing a crisis of mass incarceration with more than 2.2 million people packed into its jails and prisons. Please join us on APRIL 7th for a special screening of Rikers: An American Jail , a riveting documentary from Bill Moyers that focuses on former detainees whose searing testimonials describe the deep-seated culture of systemic violence and corruption that has plagued the notorious NYC jail for decades. Featured in the documentary is Rev. Hector “Benny” Custodio who will join us for a discussion following the film as well as Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins and Partakers Executive Director Arthur Bembury. Judy Doctoroff, Executive Producer of the film will moderate this distinguished panel as we explore the crisis of mass incarceration.
Hosted by Temple Beth Elohim’s Racial Justice Initiative and co-sponsored by Temple Israel, UU Wellesley Hills and World of Wellesley.