The Village is in Need of Repair
Join Doris Mangrum, advocate for disenfranchised families, authority on matters concerning the incarcerated, and author, as she shares the importance of restoring dignity and respect in our communities and neighborhoods.
For far too long, the impoverished have worked extremely hard to keep their families intact, while dealing with the demons of poverty, failing educational systems, media that’s indifferent and a criminal justice system that is stacked against them.
It's important to dissect this dilemma with a keen eye on its driving force. A journey into the history that has led to the breakdown of the village will help provide clarity. Listener’s will discover:
- The impact of incarceration on the family unit, the village and beyond
- The "Man in the House" rule of Aid for Families with Dependent Children
- Stereotypical perceptions and attitudes, perpetuated by racism and discrimination