Events — March 20, 2013 at 6:31 am

THIS WEEKEND in Washtenaw County: Public forum on private, for-profit prisons


Ann Arbor Democratic Party
Washtenaw County Democratic Party Black Caucus
Washtenaw County Democratic Party


A Community Education Forum:
Private Prisons — “Slavery in the disguise of justice”

Panelist will discuss facts, insights, pros and cons of HB 5174 and the effect these private prison corporations will/are having on our government and its citizens.

A public question and answer session will follow after all the panelists have spoken.

  • EMU Prof & Renowned Author Paul Leighton “The Rich get Richer and the Poor get Prison”
  • WCC Prof Thornton Perkins, African American History
  • EMU Dr. Woods, African American History
  • Former State Rep. & Senator Alma Wheeler Smith
  • State Rep. Jeff Irwin
  • Melanie Harner, Co-founder, Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights “WICIR”
  • EMU Political Science Student Layla Garcia-Brown
  • Lefiest Galimore, Pres. Village Initiative, & Community Activist

Moderated by: Mike Henry — Chair, Ann Arbor Dems Club
MC by: Roderick Casey — Vice-Chair WCDP Black Caucus

When: Sat. March 23, 2013
Where: Ann Arbor Community Center 625 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, Michigan
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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