Until We Reckon: Danielle Sered with Mariame Kaba

Wed. Sep 11, 2019 at 6:30pm EDT
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Reconsidering the purpose of incarceration for violent offenders and survivors.

Much of the recent focus of prison reform has been on nonviolent and drug offenses, but more than half of the people incarcerated are there as a result of violent offenses. Until We Reckon takes a clear eyed look at the question of violence, and offers approaches that can help both end mass incarceration and increase safety. Danielle Sered, director of Common Justice, argues that the needs of survivors of violent crime are better met by asking those who commit violence to accept responsibility for their actions and make meaningful amends—something that does not happen in the context of a criminal trial or a prison sentence.

Danielle Sered will be joined in conversation by Mariame Kaba, an organizer, educator and curator who is active in movements for racial, gender, and transformative justice. She is the founder and director of Project NIA and a Researcher in Residence at the Barnard Center for Research on Women.


Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A stand by line will form thirty minutes before the program.

The Program Room opens at 6 PM.

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

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Mid-Manhattan Library Program Room 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10018