Another 6-Yr.-Old in Handcuffs? Harry Belafonte on Child Incarceration
One of the foremost people fighting to end this injustice is musician, actor and civil rights legend Harry Belafonte, who founded the Gathering for Justice, an intergenerational coalition with the goal of ending child incarceration. Back in 2010, right after the November elections, our publisher Rinku Sen interviewed Mr. Belafonte about his ongoing social justice work and his advice to today’s young activists. In light of last week’s headlines from Alabama, we revisited that interview and cut this new video from previously unpublished footage, in order to bring his much-needed voice into our current conversation. We also spoke with Carmen Perez, executive director of the Gathering for Justice, who served as a Santa Cruz probation officer before joining Belafonte.