Performances at Mill Hill Playhouse
205 E. Front Street, Trenton, NJ
The voices of incarcerated men of color speak out in writings by current and former inmates. Tackling the prison-industrial complex, assumptions about prison life, and the challenges faced after release, Caged lays bare the human costs of a for-profit justice system.
Caged follows a Black family’s struggle to survive the generational cycle of mass incarceration. Combining stories, interviews, and writing by current and former inmates, this poignant community-devised play uses gripping truths and soulful dialogue to reveal the human cost of America’s for-profit justice system.
For more information, visit http://passagetheatre.org/caged
Tickets $13 - $38. Student, senior, and group discounts available.
YOUTH ARTS EXPO
Recognizing Mental Health Awareness
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Trenton Free Public Library
120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ
Youth Ages 13-20 Drawing, painting, sculpture, and other works
The Urban Mental Health Alliance and the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County, with a grant from I Am Trenton, are hosting an event for the youth of the Trenton area to express themselves, share their art, and share their stories. Register here to guarantee your spot to present and showcase your mental-health related art or talent at the event. Must be 13-21 years old to register. This is a free event, but spots are limited, so please register
Unity for Peace Gathering:
Victims of Violence, Trenton Community 2017
Sunday, May 6, 2018
2 - 5 pm
Mill Hill Park, Trenton
For information, contact Rev. Molly Dykstra at (609) 989-8282
"Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison"
is a verbatim theater piece by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, that shares the stories of four people sentenced to die in prison for violent crimes committed as children, and a victim’s grandson who chose to lead with forgiveness. Each performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the themes discussed in the play - radical forgiveness and how we can create a more humane criminal justice system.
Thursday May 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Mill Hill Playhouse
201 East Front Street
The performance is free with reservation, which can be made by clicking here
Campaign to End the New Jim Crow (CENJC)
Greater Trenton Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Lawrence Branch, Mercer County Library
Route 1 and Darrah Lane, Lawrenceville, NJ
Click here for directions
CENJC TABLE at the PEACE FAir in buckingham, PA
September 23, 2017
Click here for photos from the event
Mass Incarceration Workshop
Held at the Peace Center, Langhorne PA on November 15, 2015
"Out the Box" Exhibit on Solitary Confinement:
1. Westminster Presbyterian Church, Trenton, June 13, 2015 (NJ.com)
2. Solitary Confinement Awareness Conference, Sparta United Methodist Church, November 7, 2015:
- In the New Jersey Herald
- In the Sparta Independent