True justice is served when all citizens are treated fairly under the law. But we know this is not always the case: In courtrooms and on city streets many are discriminated against because of race, class, gender and sexual identity. Black and Brown citizens are disproportionately affected; they’re arrested and incarcerated at higher rates than others.
We must ask ourselves: What are evidence-based solutions that stem violence, promote police accountability and fortify protections for all citizens? And how do we amend flaws in our justice system?
For our next PSEG True Diversity Film Series event, we invite you to watch Just Mercy and join us for a panel conversation. A powerful and thought-provoking true story, this film follows a young lawyer (Michael B. Jordan) and his history-making battle to exonerate a man who has been wrongfully sentenced to death (Jamie Foxx). Our panelists will discuss the issues raised by the film and provide insight into the work happening now to reduce discrimination in law enforcement and transform our legal system.
How to participate:
- Register here.
- You’ll receive a link to watch Just Mercy for free at home on your own schedule.
- Join us for a virtual panel discussion at 7PM on Monday, February 27 at 7PM.