Decarcerate Plainfield (photos and video)

Last Tuesday, Keeping Youth & Streets Safe (KYSS), the People’s Organization for Progress (POP), Decarcerate NJ, and Plainfield View held its first event on mass incarceration. Below, there is video of the first four speakers: Keynote Reverend Charles F. Boyer of St. James AME Church in Somerset, KYSS Co-Founder Sabrina Lyttleton, POP Chair Stephen Hatcher, and Courtney Perales Reyes of NJ Youth for Immigrant Liberation.

Technical issues have delayed the footage of the community discussion that followed, but I’ll be sure to release much of it moving forward.

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Plainfield resident Maxine Salaam speaks during the public discussion portion.

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Councilwoman Rebecca Williams (right) discusses with a resident. Decarcerate NJ’s Bob Witanek stands beyond.

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Keynote speaker James F. Boyer

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Josh Howard, of KYSS, is interviewed by Katie Lannan of NJ.com

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Gloria Montealegre talks to Mayor Adrian Mapp. Councilwoman Gloria Taylor and Lieutenant Kenneth Reid can be seen beyond.

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KYSS members Sydney Johnson, Janae Hemmings, and Sabrina Lyttleton

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Board of Education President Wilma Campbell and a resident.

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From left to right: Courtney Perales Reyes, Carlos Juarez, Bob Witanek (below), David Rutherford (above), Janae Hemmings, Sydney Johnson, and Sabrina Lyttleton

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Representatives of 15 Now NJ were on hand

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Third Ward Councilwoman Gloria Taylor speaks to Wilma Campbell

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Stephen Hatcher of POP takes the mic

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Janae Hemmings and Sydney Johnson

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The front portion of the crowd before everyone arrived. Over forty people were in attendance.

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