Screening of 'Broken On All Sides' with Decarcerate PA

Students from Ursinus, along with the Bonner Program, are collaborating with local activist group Decarcerate PA to bring the fight to end mass incarceration to Ursinus and the greater Collegeville community. With the expansion of the Graterford prison right down the road, this issue directly affects our community! Come out to the screening and learn more!

"The documentary centers around the theory put for­ward by many, and most recently by Michelle Alexander (who appears in the movie), that mass incarcer
ation has become 'The New Jim Crow.' That is, since the rise of the drug war and the explosion of the prison population, and because discretion within the sys­tem allows for arrest and prosecution of people of color at alarmingly higher rates than whites, pris­ons and criminal penal­ties have become a new ver­sion of Jim Crow. Much of the discrimination that was legal in the Jim Crow era is today illegal when applied to black people but perfectly legal when applied to 'criminals.' The prob­lem is that through subjective choices, people of color have been targeted at significantly higher rates for stops, searches, arrests, prosecution, and harsher sentences. So, where does this leave criminal justice?"

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Olin Auditorium

Ursinus College
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013


Nicholas Silcox