Georgetown Youth Justice Action Month - Letting Youth Lead The Way: Conversations on Art & Activism Featuring Photographer Richard Ross

Start: Monday, October 07, 2019 5:00 PM

End: Monday, October 07, 2019 7:30 PM


YJAM was inspired by the advocacy of Tracy McClard, the mother of an incarcerated child who raised public awareness about the injustice of the criminal and juvenile legal systems. Led by the Campaign for Youth Justice, what began in 2008 as a 5K race in Missouri has evolved into a nationally-recognized month dedicated to shedding light on an issue that impacts nearly 200,000 youth each year.

On October 7th, 8th, and 10th, the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative will host 3 evenings of events, themed Act, Inspire, Lead: Transforming Youth Justice as part of our Youth Justice Action month celebration. These events will inspire advocacy and activism in youth justice, amplify the voices of youth activists, and educate attendees on the work of local organizations to protect the rights of youth.

Monday, October 7th:

Richard Ross, creator of Juvenile in Justice, Girls in Justice, and Juvie Talk, will speak on the power of art in activism, highlighting his personal experience using photography to shed light on the placement and treatment of incarcerated youth across the country.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn from local youth activists who will discuss their work advocating for their D.C. communities and against injustice in the youth justice system.

Refreshments will be provided. Join us!

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