Rikers: An American Jail documentary screening at Open House New York

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
SVA Theater
333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY


Open House New York invites you to a screening of excerpts from the documentary Rikers: An American Jail, an award-winning film by Bill Moyers that lets the men and women who have experienced Rikers tell their stories. The presentation will also include an excerpt from The Marshall Project's We Are Witnesses. Interspersed with the excerpts will be discussion by invited guests, including Barry Campbell, Special Assistant, The Fortune Society; Jill Harris, Policy and Strategy Counsel, Kings County District Attorney; Tina Luongo, Attorney-in-Charge of Criminal Practice, The Legal Aid Society; Johnny Perez, Director of U.S. Prisons Program, National Religious Campaign Against Torture; and moderated by Matthew Watkins, Senior Writer, and host of the New Thinking podcast, for the Center for Court Innovation.

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Program begins at 7:00 pm


REGISTRATION Reservations are required as space is limited. $5 OHNY Members $10 General Admission

For tickets, click here.

This program is organized as part of Spaces of Justice, a yearlong series organized by Open House New York to explore the architecture and infrastructure of New York’s justice system. Major support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Reba Judith Sandler Foundation.