Tonight, cities across the country will celebrate the 30th annual National Night Out tonight, an event which raises awareness about police programs and police-community partnerships around issues such as neighborhood watch, drug prevention, and anti-crime initiatives. Tuscan Home Senior housing will host a National Night Out event in Hartford from 4pm-8pm and will feature Giselle Jacobs-Lawson, Community Outreach and Advocacy Specialist for Breaking the Cycle, who will speak on "Breaking the Cycle of Familial Incarceration." Giselle will also be a featured guest at our November 21 Salon at the Stowe Center.
At 7pm, our neighbors at Asylum Hill Congregational Church will show The House I Live In, a documentary film and winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival's Best Documentary. The film "examines the wreckage caused by the war on drugs" and features Michelle Alexander herself!To learn more, see our Facebook event or visit Asylum Hill Congregational Church.
Learn more about the war in drugs and mass incarceration with these two events!