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Justice Parade @ General Assembly Bldg - Oct 2

  • Virginia General Assembly Bldg 915 East Broad Street Richmond, VA, 23219 United States (map)

Richmond Young Writers has been invited to participate in this important community event, highlighting issues affecting youth, alternatives and solutions.   We're happy to support the efforts of Performing Statistics, Art180 and the talented youth they represent.   

Please consider attending their upcoming Justice Parade on Oct. 2nd @ 5pm - General Assembly building in downtown Richmond.  

JUSTICE PARADE?: This summer in Richmond, a group of incarcerated youth, artists, and legal experts came together to re-imagine the juvenile justice system. Join us to celebrate the brave and brilliant voices of Richmond's incarcerated youth!!! Join community groups from across Richmond to advocate and envision a more safe, equitable, and just world for us all!

WHY: Because there are over ten thousand youth locked up each year in VA. Because we spend over $130,000 to incarcerate one teen for one year, while spending only $11,000 to educate them. Because 40% of youth locked up are between 8 AND 14 YEARS OLD. Because 70% of incarcerated youth are re-arrested after 3 years. Let's say it together...PRISONS DON'T WORK! 

http://www.performingstatistics.org/#!justiceparade/czo2