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Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem Film Screening

May 18, 2022 7:00pm

Contact: Zack NyeinZack Nyein

Virtual Film Screening of Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem

St. Bart’s is teaming up with interfaith partners across New York on May 18th at 7 pm for a virtual film screening of “Racially Charged: America's Misdemeanor Problem,” a 35 minute film. Each year, over 13 million misdemeanor cases result in vast numbers of Americans being impoverished through fines and fees, and stripped of drivers’ licenses, jobs, and housing. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with Derrick Hamilton, a formerly incarcerated man who became a "jailhouse lawyer" and Rebecca Brown, Director of Policy at the Innocence Project, who will provide an overview of why so many innocent people plead guilty to misdemeanors and the proposed "Challenging Wrongful Convictions Act." We hope you will join us to learn more about this abuse of power rooted in our country's history of racial injustice.

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Contact Zack Nyein, Senior Associate Rector with any questions. znyein@stbarts.org

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