In July 2016, the #StuckOnReplay movement was born. Over the past year, #StuckOnReplay have been discussing this issue with communities who have been most impacted by the disparities in the system. We have been committed to sharing with them how the structures and inequalities seen in the criminal justice system serve to exacerbate the inequalities that are already prevalent and our society and are in fact deep end by them.
The goal of #StuckOnReplay is to elevate voices, uplift communities, and influence policies. To mark the end of a successful first year, we are bringing the community back together at the Haley House Bakery Café and inviting local leaders to engage the experts – those who have first-hand experience with the criminal justice system – in the ongoing conversation about reform.
In 2017, criminal justice reform has become one of the most pressing issues facing lawmakers in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, too often the policy makers do not reflect the communities who are disproportionately impacted. This event is a chance to move the conversation out of the State House and back into the community. This conversation needs to take place NOW; lawmakers cannot continue to put off meaningful reform.
We ask that you take an active part in our solution based approach toward dealing with the issue of mass incarceration throughout Massachusetts, by SHOWING UP, STANDING UP, ELEVATING OUR VOICE, and by TAKING ACTION toward putting an ends to the viscous cycle which continues to oppress and marginalize our brothers and sister who are, unfortunately, #StuckOnReplay.
P.S. #StuckOnReplay has been invited to speak at the "Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March" taking place on Saturday, August 19th, from 9 am - 5 pm. We are taking the lead along with the Answer Coalition Boston and recruiting members throughout the Greater Boston Area to JOIN US as we represent BOSTON and OUR brothers and sisters behind the wall. Our goal is to organize 4 buses that needs 40 people on a bus to make it offical.
Please let us know if you are interested by emailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in July, and don't forget to share with your friends and family about our event!