Danielle Sered at NYPL
September 11, 2019
- 6:30 PM
Mid-Manhattan Library
42nd St and 5th Ave,
New York NY

Reconsidering the purpose of incarceration for violent offenders and survivors.

Much of the recent focus of prison reform has been on nonviolent and drug offenses, but more than half of the people incarcerated are there as a result of violent offenses. Until We Reckontakes a clear eyed look at the question of violence, and offers approaches that can help both end mass incarceration and increase safety. Danielle Sered, director of Common Justice, argues that the needs of survivors of violent crime are better met by asking those who commit violence to accept responsibility for their actions and make meaningful amends—something that does not happen in the context of a criminal trial or a prison sentence.

Sered will be joined in conversation by Mariame Kaba, an organizer, educator and curator who is active in movements for racial, gender, and transformative justice. She is the founder and director of Project NIA and a Researcher in Residence at the Barnard Center for Research on Women.