We'll be meeting on Thursday, March 21 from 6:00 - 7:30pm we'll be discussing Peter Edelman's 'Not A Crime To Be Born Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America'. "In one of the richest countries on Earth it has effectively become a crime to be poor. For example, in Ferguson, Missouri, the U.S. Department of Justice didn’t just expose racially biased policing; it also exposed exorbitant fines and fees for minor crimes that mainly hit the city’s poor, African American population, resulting in jail by the thousands. As Peter Edelman explains in Not a Crime to Be Poor, in fact Ferguson is everywhere: the debtors’ prisons of the twenty-first century. The anti-tax revolution that began with the Reagan era led state and local governments, starved for revenues, to squeeze ordinary people, collect fines and fees to the tune of 10 million people who now owe $50 billion." Light refreshments will served, please register on our site!
3420 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209United States
Thursday, March 21, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm