Dear New Hour Friends,
This Black History Month, we honor the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout US history and around the world. We continue to fight for equity and continue our efforts to dismantle the systems which perpetuate institutional racism in the criminal justice system and beyond.
We acknowledge the ways in which Black and Brown people are disproportionately impacted by the carceral system, and how this is inextricably tied to an American history rooted in slavery. For the women who walk through our doors, and all our other brothers and sisters, we commit to educating, advocating, and forever fighting for justice.
Here are three ways you can get involved this month and into the next:
- Apply or refer a friend for our EMERGE leadership and advocacy training program. Learn more and apply here, or share out here.
Wednesday, March 9th, in honor of Women's History Month, join the People's Campaign for Parole Justice for their next Advocacy Day: Parole Justice is Gender Justice. RSVP here.
Serena & the New Hour Team (Amanda, Anitria, Caroline, Danielle, Daphne, Jess, Lindsay, Pam and Shoshana)