UPCOMING EVENTS

Campaign to End the New Jim Crow (CENJC)
Trenton/Princeton Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, March 6
, 2018
7:00 pm
Lawrence Branch, Mercer County Library
Route 1 and Darrah Lane, Lawrenceville, NJ
Click here for directions

Mass Incarceration Awareness Month, February 2018
sponsored by The Mass Incarceration Task Force
of Nassau Presbyterian Church

Talks every Sunday in February at 9:15 a.m.

Sunday February 4
Mass Incarceration in the U.S. Today
Dr. Mark Lewis Taylor

Sunday February 11
Mass Incarceration as a Theological Problem
Dr. Mark Lewis Taylor

Sunday February 18
The Beautiful Struggle: Building Knowledge and Courage
to Transform the World
Dr. Ruha Benjamin

Sunday February 25
History, Mission and Current & Future Initiatives
of the Mass Incarceration Task Force

All talks will be held in the Assembly Room, Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ  08542
Click here for more information

5th Annual SPEAR Conference: Shadows of the Prison
Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR)
Princeton University
April 13-14
There is much to explore regarding the vast and often-hidden dimensions of the carceral state. Therefore, at Shadows of the Prison, participants and speakers alike will seek to shine a light on the shadows. We will look at areas such as policing, parole and probation, post-incarceration, the impact of incarceration on families, and the wide dissemination of carceral logics into society, in order to better understand how all aspects of the prison state perpetuate harm.

More information and registration at http://princetonspear.com/conference-2018/

Join us at
Communiversity ArtsFest 2018
Sunday, April 29
Downtown Princeton

CENJC will be hosting an exhibit featuring a replica of a 6x8' solitary confinement cell, and will be providing information and answering questions about how the practice of solitary confinement is abused in our correctional system. As stated by Amnesty International, "the use of prolonged, indefinite solitary confinement is a violation of the prohibition against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment found in international human rights law."
More information about Communiversity at http://artscouncilofprinceton.org/communiversity/

CAGED
by the New Jersey Prison Cooperative
May 3 - May 20, 2018
Passage Theater
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. 


PAST EVENTS

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

1. News from The Trentonian, November 13, 2015
2. Photos from the event

"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