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Empowering Incarcerated Families: Both Sides of the Wall | Race and Community Dialogue Series

The Center on Crime, Race, and Justice (CRJ), and its Community Advisory Board (CAB) hosted its Fourth Annual Race and Community Dialogue Series on November 28, 2023. The Race and Community Dialogue Series is a CAB led event and consists of three panel discussions exploring important topics on race and communities of color that impact the city of Boston.

This first panel discussion, Empowering Incarcerated Families: Both Sides of the Wall, explored the toll incarceration has on families.


Tommy Battle, Lead Organizer of the Full Citizens Coalition in CT

Jasmin Borges, Bail Organizer for the Massachusetts Bail Fund

Brashani Reece, PsyD, Co-founder of DROP Life Without Parole, New England

Moderated By:

Patrice Collins, PhD, Assistant Professor for the School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, and Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies in Africana Studies at Northeastern University

Sam Williams, Executive Director of Concord Prison Outreach and Adjunct Professor of Restorative Justice at Northeastern University and Co-Director of the CRJ Community Advisory Board

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