Community Conversation: Criminal Justice, Yesterday and Today

Topic: Incarceration and the Impact on Families

In collaboration with the Sing Sing Prison Museum and funded by the Westchester Community Foundation, the Westchester Library System is conducting a series of public programs on criminal justice that focus on the 200-year history of Sing Sing and its impact on prison reform, as well as current issues of incarceration, reform, rehabilitation and re-entry.  The October 10th program at NRPL will explore the impact of incarceration on families. Brent Glass, Director Emeritus of the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution, will moderate the panel discussion with: Elizabeth Gaynes, CEO/President of Osborne Association, one of the country’s largest and most effective nonprofit organization serving individuals and families affected by crime and incarceration; Janet Donat, a Child Development Specialist with FSW EMERGE (Educating Mothers to Embrace Re-Entry and Gain Employment) program; and Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, the Executive Director of Hour Children, a nonprofit organization offering supportive services to children of incarcerated mothers and the mothers themselves. Q&A will follow. Free. Ossie Davis Theater.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Times: 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: New Rochelle Public Library
Presenter Phone: 9146327878
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