When: Thu., Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m. 2014
This forum is the second in a series of conversations to address the impact of "250 years of slavery; 90 years of Jim Crow; 60 years of separate but equal; 35 years of state-sanctioned redlining" as described by Ta-Nehisi Coates in his contribution, "The Case For Reparations" printed in the June 2014 issue of The Atlantic. State Representative Larry Hall will talk about legislation passed and needed to address racial disparities in criminal cases. Sandra Velez, founding director of Bridges/Puentes prison ministry will provide an eye-witness report of incarceration and its impact on families. Artemesia Stanberry, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) will serve as moderator for the discussion.