Raise the Age NYC Town Hall Event: February 23, 2013

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Our Raise the Age Campaign has partnered with the National Black Theatre and Lyrics From Lockdown throughout the month of February to produce a series of community conversations focused on the harms of prosecuting children as adults.

Please join us at a FREE COMMUNITY TOWN HALL this Saturday, February 23 at 3:30 pm, where impacted youth, parents, and community members will New York’s shameful practice of prosecuting children as adults.


Panelists include:

Jeanette Bocanegra — mother of a jailed youth, and advocate at Community Connections for Youth

TJ Parsell — filmmaker, activist, and author of the book Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man’s Prison

Angelo Pinto — Raise the Age Campaign Manager, Correctional Association of New York

Korey Wise, a member of the “Central Park 5,”  who as a young man who spent 11.5 years in prison for crimes he did not commit

Moderated by Soffiyah Elijah, Executive Director of the Correctional Association of New York



Saturday, February 23rd at 3:30 pm.


Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre
2031 5th Avenue
Harlem, NYC

This event is no cost and open to all who wish to attend, but we request that you register. We hope to see you there!