The Mayor’s Office of African American Male Engagement, Open Society Institute-Baltimore, and Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History host Michael K. Williams’ documentary “Raised in the System”
Actor and producer Michael K. Williams (Omar Little from The Wire, Chalky White from Boardwalk Empire) brings his HBO VICE documentary, “Raised in the System” to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History at 6:00PM.
Williams will screen his one-hour documentary on the people impacted by the juvenile justice system. “Raised in the System” takes viewers inside detention facilities, where Williams speaks directly with juveniles about their pathways into the system. Williams also talks with incarcerated adults about how their experiences as juveniles contributed to their adult incarceration. The film also explores alternative models of juvenile justice—in places like Toledo, Ohio, and Richmond, California—that offer more hope for rehabilitation instead of incarceration.
The event will also include a post-screening conversation with Michael K. Williams, Williams’ nephew Dominic Dupont, one of the subjects featured in the documentary who received clemency from New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo after over 21 years of incarceration for a crime he committed at the age of 17, and Tara Huffman, director of OSI’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program. The conversation will be moderated by Dana Rachlin, the founder and executive director of NYC Together, a social justice organization taking a unique approach to interrupting the school to prison pipeline in partnership with the NYPD.
As we work to better the lives of all our citizens, the Mayor’s Office of African American Male Engagement, Open Society Institute-Baltimore, and Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History are excited about hosting this public event in Baltimore City.
Free and open to the public, registration required.