What Are Jails For? The Story of Incarceration

Saturday, March 19th at 1pm (virtual). Open to ages 7+ (adults are welcome to watch). Register here to receive the virtual meeting link. 

As part of the Norfolk Community Read, join Wee the People, a Boston-based social justice initiative, for this program designed for kids ages 7+ (grown-ups welcome to watch along).

Heroes and villains, cops and robbers: From a young age, kids absorb and play out a lot of ideas about safety, danger, crime, and punishment. As they grow older, they then absorb a never-ending narrative of Black and Brown criminality. Disrupting these associations in our kids is critical to protecting Black lives and dismantling the racist system of mass incarceration. In this workshop, kids will learn about activists and champions of human rights who have been jailed, and begin to question assumptions about crime, punishment, and justice.

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