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September 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We are hosting a Teach-In with the goal of raising awareness about the on-going situation at Riverside Correctional Facility. On August 10, more than 100 people were transferred from RCF to Mod3 and Alternative Special Detention (ASD) with no warning. The conditions in these two facilities are horrendous and inhumane, lacking proper hygiene facilities, basic medical care, or the ability to socially distance.
DANC will also be providing educational resources as well as Lovebags.
We will be starting at Malcolm X Park at 2 PM moving onwards to 52nd Street and Market Street as well as 69th Street and Market Street throughout the day.
The Dignity Act Now Collective is a group of Black, Impacted, and Gender-Oppressed people in Pennsylvania. As the most vulnerable population in our community, Black mothers and caregivers who are currently and formerly incarcerated experience gender oppression as well as racism. Black Gendered-Oppressed people experience the impact of incarceration at 500 times the rate of Black men. Reports show that 70% of women in prisons and jails are mothers and caretakers. We also know that 86% of Black Gender-Oppressed people have experienced physical and/or sexual violence prior to incarceration. Among Black transgender people, nearly half (47%) will be incarcerated during their lifetime. These statistics not only demonstrate a public health crisis but also the demands for immediate systemic change.