Herstories — Stories to Close Rosie’s by 2020

Background: Mayor de Blasio pledged to shut down all of the jails on Rikers Island by 2026. Six more years is too long to wait for Rosie’s to close—our vision is to Close Rosie’s by 2020.

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 by 2020 — 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.