Election Party Reimagined

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Join the #ReimagineCommunity / #DRG4P Campaign Committee as we uplift and affirm communitarians of color. Flower*Child will curate music beginning at 8:26, and hardcopies of The People’s Retort to the Prosecutor’s Report will be made available. This event is free of charge. Tickets are required.

Reimagine community is a political campaign designed to inspire today’s youth, and empower Black youth to be more involved in their community. Are you willing to reimagine community? We must reimagine community in order to successfully erode white ignorance about Black Life and its many plights.

Excerpts from the National Association of Counties’ website (NACo.org):

  • Counties operate 91% of all local jails. 11.4 million people were admitted to county and other local jails in 2014.
  • It’s the responsibility of the counties to ensure public safety and at the same time protect the rights of pretrial and convicted persons.
  • Counties should identify gaps in services and develop a systemic plan for implementing a range of alternatives in incarceration.
  • Correctional institutions of any jurisdiction –state, county, or city – should provide humane living conditions and rehabilitation programs as well as providing services for their offenders’ well being, e.g., medical care, creation, and counseling.

Reimagine what we can accomplish together in pursuit of justice and equity.

Washtenaw County’s correctional system needs to be re­‐evaluated, its infrastructure isn’t designed to rehabilitate, it is designed to demobilize and detain. Reducing access to enrichment limits nonviolent transgressors from developing life skills and confidence in their capabilities. Housing nonviolent youth in repressive environments induces fear, uncertainty, and insecurity. Expecting youth and detained individuals to return to society prepared for reintegration without the proper tools in place to aide the transition is inhumane.

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