Aerial view of Rikers Island. Image Courtesy of the Brooklyn Historical Society
Untapped Cities Insiders is excited to announce a new partnership with the Brooklyn Historical Society. This partnership will grant Insiders access to a selection of the historical society’s engaging public programs for free. The first event offered is “The Path to a Post-Rikers NYC,” a conversation that will tackle the tough questions surrounding the future of Rikers Island. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today and access free behind-the-scenes tours and events in New York City all year long!
DATE: Wednesday, October 24th, 6:30PM–8:30PM
CAPACITY: 15 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.
REGISTRATION: Thursday, October 11th at 12PM EST
Hope for breaking the brutal violence of Rikers Island with a 10-year plan to close the complex brings with it new questions on accountability, bail reform, borough-based jails, inmate release, and the persistent inability to operate a humane criminal justice system, regardless of location. Hear New York Times reporter Ashley Southall and criminal justice experts including Kalief Browder Foundation Founder Akeem Browder, CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance Executive Director Michael Jacobson, Deputy Director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice Dana Kaplan, and Vera Institute Program Director Insha Rahman discuss how to fave these challenges.
Akeem Browder, Photo by Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images, Courtesy of the Brooklyn Historical Society