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“In my Neighborhood…”: First-Hand Stories of Police Interactions

  • St. Francis College, Room 4202 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

Johnny Perez, Moderator + A Panel of Police-Community & Justice-Involved Activists

Johnny Perez, a St. Francis student, is a mental health advocate at The Urban Justice Center, a member of the Jails Action Coalition, the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC), the New York Reentry Education Network, and the Bar Association’s Correction and Reentry Committee.  

Drawing on his 13 years of direct involvement with the criminal justice system, Johnny has testified at the NY Advisory Committee to the US Civil Rights; spoken at Cornell Law, Fordham, Amnesty International, Princeton, the United Nations, and The American Justice Summit; appeared on Al-Jazeera, in a documentary about solitary confinement and NY1; and received the Victor Hassine Memorial Essay Award for his essay on the transformative power of education.