The Broadway Advocacy Coalition and Columbia Law School will host the next installment of the event series, The Invitation, on Sunday,April 23, 2017. The series was created to spark dialogue and action around social and racial justice, and this month’s event will focus on mass incarceration and the criminal justice system-- how people directly affected by the criminal legal system collaborate to decarcerate prisons and rebuild communities. It will feature performances by Anthony Lee Medina (Hamilton), Dyllon Burnside (NBC’s Peter Pan Live, Holler If Ya Hear Me), Stacey Sargeant and more. You may RSVP here.
The artistry and activism of those directly affected has already begun to transform lives and communities, and this performance will feature examples demonstrating this power. By linking “artivists”, “leaders with conviction",students, activists, legal scholars, policymakers,students, and community activists, the performance will help build public understanding of the dire consequences of mass incarceration, for people both inside and outside the system, and the will for positive change. It will help us see that, in an era of mass incarceration, we are all justice-involved.