The topic of The New Jim Crow, re the unfair prison system, is top of mind in Princeton. Here are some places and dates where you can find out useful information and help do something about it. 

“Locked Up, Locked Out, Locked Away” will be the theme for the NJ Council of Churches annual Issues and Action event, set for Saturday,January 26, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton. Mark Taylor, of the Princeton Theological Seminary and author of The Executed God, will be one of the guest speakers; for info click here. 

On Wednesday, February 6, at 7 p.m., at Princeton Public Library, see Matthew Pillischer’s film Broken on All Sides, about the intersection of race and poverty within the criminal justice system — and the belief that mass incarceration of blacks has become today’s version of Jim Crow segregation. Pillischer will lead a discussion. (The graphic above is provided by the film.)