YASP’s Tot Metz and Shawna Hershberger assisted Matt Pillischer, director of Broken On All Sides, at his screening and panel at Ursinus College. Also in attendance were John Dhi, Anthony, and Margeret of Decarcerate PA. They discussed mass incarceration, The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander, racism, slavery, and exposing injustices of the American justice system as it currently functions. There was a Q&A for students that attended. The dialogue between the audience and panel members was engaged and attentive, rife pertinent and in-depth questions and answers.
YASP members joined Decarcerate PA at a rally in Harrisburg to protest Gov. Corbett’s financial plan to use $455 million to build two new prisons in Montgomery County and close over 20 public schools in predominately marginalized neighborhoods.