Join us in New Orleans for two back-to-back events!
We are pleased to extend an invitation to two very special events in New Orleans this week to celebrate and strengthen the movement to end Jim Crow Juries in Louisiana.
Jim Crow Convictions: Film Screening & Community Discussion
Together with our partners at the Promise of Justice Initiative, we invite you on October 6, 2022, from 6–9 p.m,. to an evening screening and post-film discussion of Al-Jazeera Fault Lines’ The Jim Crow Convictions.From Al Jazeera English’s Emmy and Peabody-award winning documentary program, the film investigates the legacies of Jim Crow legislation and follows Brandon Jackson as he fights for his freedom. Following the screening, we will host a discussion on the white supremacist history and legacy of unconstitutional Jim Crow juries, which have allowed people to be criminally convicted and sentenced by non-unanimous juries. We are honored that Brandon Jackson, who is now free after 25 years in prison, is able to join the conversation in person with the film’s producers, movement lawyers, and community organizers. We will also be joined by Participatory Defense Movement Louisiana.
The event is held in person. Register on our website.
About Time: Art from the Inside
On Saturday, October 8, 2022, from 1–4 p.m., we’ll be hosting About Time, an exhibition of artwork by currently and formerly incarcerated individuals convicted by Jim Crow juries, including Rufus Henry. Mr. Henry’s talent and artisanship helped him endure 31 years of incarceration in Angola Prison, and we’re thrilled to support his first exhibit since coming home in June. For more about our work with Mr. Henry, visit our website.
RSVP for the in-person event on our website.