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Never an Outsider: Community Screening of Crime+Punishment

“Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial ‘outside agitator’ idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider,” – Letter from Birmingham Jail, 1963 

Join the GSBS Diversity Interest Group at UMass Medical School for a community screening of Crime+Punishment at the Worcester PopUp. Through this event, we will honor the ideas presented in Martin Luther King Jr.'s seminal text, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” by encouraging members of our community to be “cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states” (Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963). The goals of this event are to host 1. a community screening of Crime+Punishment at the Worcester PopUp 2. a panel discussion following the documentary screening highlighting community engagement initiatives driven by UMMS representatives and Worcester residents and 3. a fundraiser for You Inc., a Worcester community service organization that offers several services that aid local youth and families in addition to targeted programming that helps Worcester youth currently in the Department of Youth Services (DYS) system.