251 West 100th Street
New York, New York
RSVP: Ansche Chesed
Join us for a Pride Month event as we hear speaker Evie Liwok speak about the Suitcase Project.
Every year, 700,000 people are released from prison. In the New York area alone, 50,000 are expected to reenter the community this year. “Too many of these returning citizens have no support network, and often remain on the streets, without access to any supportive resources,” says Evie Litwok, Founder and Executive Director of Witness to Mass Incarceration. People returning to the community after paying their debts to society deserve basic necessities.
Therefore, With faith-based groups, colleges and university students in the lead, Witness for Mass Incarceration launched the Suitcase Project in the summer of 2018 to provide fully stocked suitcases to newly released women and LGBTQ folks who all too often return from prison homeless and penniless.