JMFA Honors History Class has Hard Talk about Incarceration & Civil Rights

This past week, students of the JMFA participated in an Honors History activity that brought dignitaries such as Jersey City Mayor Steven Fullup, Union City Police Detective Lee and Mental Professionals to discuss the effects of incarceration affects civil action in today's world.
 
Prior to the event, student collaborative researched social justice topics like New York City's "Stop and Frisk" and the effects of mass incarceration.  The research was in preparation for the culminating event of having a panel discussion.  
 
social justice panel
 
The panel included a Social Justice Advocate, a clinical therapist, a former Police Detective, and a Professional poet.