Ignatians Service Organization is putting on a week of events centered on restorative justice from Nov. 11 to Nov. 15 in alignment with their mission of “the promotion of social justice and the preservation of respect for the whole of the human race,” according to their website.
This week, they are gearing their support toward incarcerated individuals. In light of America’s soaring prison population rates—higher than any other country on the planet, according to the Prison Policy Initiative—Ignatians is attempting to make a difference. They will be tabling on Palm Walk to fundraise for Critical Resistance Los Angeles, a grassroots movement aimed at ending the prison industrial complex, and for Books To Prisoners, a non-profit aimed at lowering recidivism rates through reading.
They will also be screening “13th” on Nov. 13, at 8 p.m., in Hilton 103. “13th” is a documentary that explores the unfair and often dangerous relationship between African Americans, criminalization and incarceration. Ignatians will also be hosting a panel discussion on mass incarceration on Nov. 14, at 4 p.m., in U-Hall 1000.
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