TheFightBack, Feb. 25: Jobs, Not Jails

Activists conducting a speakout outside DC Jail.

Listen to TheFightBack‘s Feb. 25 show:

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This week on TheFightBack, we hear from activists on two separate but related issues: the lack of jobs for District residents and the abundance of jails.

On the prison front, we play speeches from a recent demonstration outside DC Jail where activists protested the criminal justice system and its disproportionate impact on people of color, and called for an end to what they referred to as “The New Jim Crow.”

Then, on the jobs front, we hear from clergy, union activists and native Washingtonians who say Clark Construction is providing too few jobs to District residents at CityCenter, a nearly $1 billion project being constructed on five blocks of public land in downtown DC. 

TheFightBack airs Saturdays 9-10 p.m. on We Act Radio WPWC 1480 AM.

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