THE PENAL SYSTEM AND THE BLACK MALE IN AMERICA
The Black Reality Think Tank radio program will have a conversation with Professor Keith Agard who spent 15 years of his life in some of New York States’ worst prisons. He has been out 23 years and has never returned. Since his release, he has earned a BA, MA, and a Ph.D. in social work and administrative leadership. He currently is an adjunct professor, public lecturer, serves as a New York State Senate Constituent Liaison, has opened a government award-winning Senior Center.
Tonight’s discussion poses the following questions as it relates to young men returning from prison. How can we assist young Black males as they prepare to return to their family and community? What help is needed from his family and community as he returns to society? How can the community encourage him? Uplift him? Empower him? Is it possible to do these things? What did he learn from this experience? What advice can he give to those following in his footsteps?
Join us for a “real talk” conversation with one who has experienced the “school to prison” pipeline.
The host is Dr. William Rogers.