“We Are Witnesses” is a series of powerful short films that explores the human cost of the criminal justice system through first-person testimonials of victims, parolees, ex-prisoners, judges, police officers, and prison guards. Created by The Marshall Project, the award-winning, nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that focuses on crime and punishment in the United States, “We Are Witnesses” is as much a celebration of human strength as it is a searing examination of a broken system. Join us for a screening of three of the series films and a panel discussion with their subjects moderated by Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott, with an introduction from Marshall Project Communications Associate Lawrence Bartley, a native of Jamaica, Queens. The panelists include:
Ed Gavagan, Founder of Design Starts Here and crime victimSusan Jackson, Co-Founder of The V.I.L.L.A.G.E., Inc. and mother of a murdered sonJohn Gleeson, former U.S. New York Eastern District Court JudgeNili Ness, Queens Library Correctional Services Librarian
Ticket Purchase Policy
Queens Library programs are free to the public. In order to make the programs available to the most number of people we are limiting general admission free tickets to 2 per individual. Multiple orders per individual are not allowed and will be cancelled. This policy ensures that no-shows are reduced and tickets are available to the most number of people.