"Rikers: An American Jail" Screening and Panel Discussion
Featuring panelists Tom Lynes, Marina McCoy (Boston College), Stephen Pope (Boston College), and Joli Sparkman. Moderated by Erik Owens (Boston College).
A film by documentarian Bill Moyers, "RIKERS: An American Jail" offers a look inside one of America's most notorious prisons, through interviews with those men and women who have experienced it firsthand. What are we to do with the crisis happening behind the walls of the American prison, especially as those who teach and study at the intersection of religion and public life?
Boston College professors Marina McCoy and Stephen Pope will lead a panel discussion of the film, and its theological and social implications. Both McCoy and Pope have been long involved in local prison ministry. They will be joined by parolees Tom Lynes and Joli Sparkman, who will offer their own experiences as well as their perspectives on the documentary, and the American prison system.
Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Stokes Hall, South, S195
Boston College, 59-107 College Road, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA