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Started by Kareemah El-Amin. Last reply by Kareemah El-Amin Sep 19, 2011. 2 Replies

Do you feel that the justice system, as it is today, treat African-American men fairly in the amount of time given for crimes they've committed in comparison with White men?Continue

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Do you feel that the justice system, as it is today, treat African-American men fairly in the amount of time given for crimes they've committed in comparison with White men?See More
Sep 19, 2011
Kareemah El-Amin left a comment for Muhammad Shabazz
"Muhammad, I a really interested to hear what you think about the Lockdown Legacy Series report. Please post a comment. BTW great pic. Kareemah"
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Kareemah El-Amin left a comment for Muhammad Shabazz
"Hello Muhammad, Thank you so much for joining Lockdown Legacy, The purpose is to keep you abreast on happenings with the play, and to engage in active discussions and dialogues about the incarceration of members of our communities and what we must…"
Sep 19, 2011
Kareemah El-Amin replied to Kareemah El-Amin's discussion The Injust Justice System
"I agree with you Muhammad, they the drug laws in this country are completley biased in terms of sentencing and parole. Furthermore, in states like Michigan, they have not made as many strides to even the field, in fact, Michigan carries one of the…"
Sep 19, 2011
Muhammad Shabazz replied to Kareemah El-Amin's discussion The Injust Justice System
"Absolutely not. The mandatory sentencing laws for drug possession has been uneven for the past 20 years. A new law was passed reducing mandatory minimum sentencing bringing crack and powder cocaine to about the same sentence. However,…"
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"We cam expect the black male prison population to rise with the recent rise in the poverty rate."
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writer & director Kareemah El-Amin

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for accepting an invitation to join the network for my play         Lockdown Legacy.  (Click link below to purchase a copy)  http://lockdownlegacy.miiduu.com/

  

I ask that each of you utilize the site for its intended purpose; to engage in dialogue about the effects of incarceration on yourselves, family, friends and community and to help promote the play and spread its awesome message to people in your life circle.

 

Please invite your friends, family, colleagues and people you know who have been to jail, or prison, so they can help us cultivate an action plan, and share their stories and wisdom to address the devastating effects incarceration has on our communities.

 

Lastly, I ask if you would like to see the play in your community, please reach out to me, or connect the right person(s) with me so we can discuss bringing the play to your area. 

 

One last thing, TO VIEW CLIPS FROM THE PLAY SEE BELOW, please hit like and leave a comment.

 

In Pursuit of Excellence,

Kareemah El-Amin, Writer, Director, Producer, Lockdown Legacy

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The Lockdown Legacy Series is a call to action initiated from the reaction, reflection, connection and appreciation of the play Lockdown Legacy, an its real life depiction of the effects incarceration has on the family, community and society at large. (Click link to purchase DVD)  http://lockdownlegacy.miiduu.com/

 

The Lockdown Legacy Report created from the data collected from the series, is powerful in its impact, enlightening in its clarity and aggressive in its challenge to everyone, to engage their own communities in real, honest and authentic discussion, and action planning. The report articulates a community's dialogue, discussions and solutions to address the issue of the largely disproportionate number of black and brown men and women in prison today, and the huge number of mothers, fathers, sons and daugthers, family members, spouses and partners who are "doing time" with them.

 

PLEASE CLICK LINK BELOW TO READ THE POWERFUL FINAL REPORT FROM THE LOCKDOWN LEGACY SERIES.

Lockdown%20Legacy%20Series-Final%20Report.pdf

 

Dr. De` Bryant, Professor of Psychology at Indiana University South Bend, and Founder and Executive Director of SOCACT wrote and prepared this report.

click link to view report: Lockdown%20Legacy%20Series-Final%20Report.pdf

dbryant@iusb.edu

www.iusb.edu/~sbsocact

 

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Why I wrote Lockdown Legacy? By Kareemah El-Amin

 

The most recent cast of “Lockdown Legacy” is comprised of Benton Harbor, MI natives. I spent several months cultivating raw talent from the community while exposing them to the complexity and nuance of a major theatrical production.  

 

"Lockdown Legacy" takes the form of a series of monologues spoken by a judge,…

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Created by Kareemah El-Amin Sep 15, 2011 at 12:47pm. Last updated by Kareemah El-Amin Sep 15, 2011.

Excerpt from the play: MOTHER

I feel sick

My stomach clenches with fear, failure, broken promises, relief, grief, loneliness, misery

Self-pity, denial, abuse, mental, physical, emotional. Spiritual, despair, anger, hate

 

I let you down

So you get locked down…

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