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Herstories — Stories to Close Rosie’s


Background: Mayor de Blasio pledged to shut down all of the jails on Rikers Island by 2026, and the spread of COVID-19 has delayed the closures. Six or seven more years is too long to wait for Rosie’s to close—we must close Rosie’s ASAP.

Outcomes: This project has three goals:

  1. Educate: Tell the real stories of women and the impact that being at Rikers has had on themselves, their families, and community.
  2. Advocate: Work to Close Rosie’s ASAP — because six years is too long to wait.
  3. Create: Find new alternatives and opportunities for women who have been impacted by the justice system.

What’s Next: Stories can lead to real change when they reach policy makers, institutions, and the public.

Read and listen to Herstories here!