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Dialogues on Race & Religion: Rikers Island

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
7 PM – 9 PM, CATHEDRAL HOUSE CONFERENCE ROOM

Join us for a viewing of RIKERS: An American jail, a riveting, award-winning documentary from Bill Moyers; and a discussion with one of the film’s participants. The film brings us face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island. Their stories, told direct to camera, vividly describe the cruel arc of the Rikers experience—from the shock of entry, to the extortion and control exercised by other inmates, the oppressive interaction with corrections officers, the beatings and stabbings, the torture of solitary confinement and the many challenges of returning to the outside world.

Please be advised that the film contains scenes and language appropriate to the reality of Rikers’ Island and is not suitable for children.