Haverhill Forum Discusses ‘School to Prison Pipeline’

Rev. George Walters Sleyon, founder of the Center for Church and Prison, is leading a free forum on the “School to Prison Pipeline and Mass incarceration” in Haverhill later this month.

The educational community forum, presented by Power of Self Education (POSE) takes place Saturday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Community Christian Fellowship of Haverhill, 358 Washington St. Universalist Unitarian Church and Community Christian Fellowship Church, both of Haverhill, are among the sponsors.

“Not sure what the school to prison pipeline is? Are you wondering if this is happening in Haverhill? How does the school to prison pipeline effect our schools?” are among the questions organizers seek to answer.

POSE is asking other churches, city government and school officials, legal groups, police and others “impacted by the school to prison pipeline” to participate.

The Center for Church and Prison is a Boston-based resource and research center “working towards community revitalization through prison reform and strategic solution development and intervention in the high rates of incarceration and recidivism in the United States criminal justice system.”

For more information, contact Katrina Hobbs-Everett by emailing [email protected] or calling (978) 457-3676.