Marking a Year of Loss Behind Bars

Event time: 
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 3:00pm
Event description: 

Join Mourning Our Losses to honor the lives of those who have died while living or working behind bars during the past year.

Register on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/one-year-vigil

Late March marks one year since the first person in prison was known to die from COVID-19 on March 26, 2020. Since then, more than 2,700 people have been confirmed to lose their lives to the virus while living or working in jails, prisons, or detention centers in the U.S., and thousands more have perished from other causes in the unhealthy conditions of detention.

To mark a year of loss, on Saturday, March 27 we will hear from directly-impacted people who lost loved ones behind bars and honor the names of those who have died. The vigil will feature Cassandra Greer-Lee, Chanthon Bun, Page Dukes, Xavier Washington, Michelle Alexander, and others.

This event is hosted by Mourning Our Losses and co-hosted by the Southern Center for Human Rights, the Texas After Violence Project, the UCLA COVID-19 Behind Bars Data Project, the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project, and the SEICHE Center for Health and Justice. Details for viewing will be provided at a later date.

Event Type: 
Call to Action
Education/Speakers
Cause(s): 
Prison Reform & Reentry
Racial Inequality
Event Source: 
Yale Affiliate
Open To: 
Undergraduates
Graduate Students
Community Members
Alumni
Faculty/Staff