#KeepMarching RSVP: COVID-19 + Incarcerated Loved Ones
What: Online #KeepMarching meeting
When: Tuesday, April 28, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT
Where: Online, from anywhere with a good Internet connection, via Zoom; or by telephone
We are in a crisis on multiple fronts right now, and one such crisis at a breaking point with COVID-19 is our mass incarceration rate — the highest in the world — and crowded detention facilities in which we have totally inadequate health protections. There are 2.3 million people behind bars. On any given day, more than 400,000 people are held pretrial in jails mostly because they don’t have enough money to be home with their families. Moreover, 38,000 people are currently being held in ICE detention centers.
At this #KeepMarching online Zoom meeting, we'll be looking at incarcerated communities, how our systems are broken, how so many people are detained unjustly, the impact of COVID-19 on these populations, and what should be done, with the following special guests:
- Andrea James, Executive Director of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, will speak generally about coronavirus and mass incarceration.
- Joshua Rovner, Senior Advocacy Associate at the Sentencing Project, will talk about the pandemic's effect on incarcerated youth.
- Paola Luisi, Co-Director of Families Belong Together, will address COVID's impact on immigration and ICE detention centers.
Monifa Bandele, who leads MomsRising’s criminal justice reform work, and Xochitl Oseguera, who leads MamásConPoder and who is a leader on MomsRising's immigration campaign, will also be joining us to help guide the conversation.
You won't want to miss this powerful and illuminating discussion. Sign up to join now.