We’re at a time of reckoning in America and chef Kurt Evans wants to talk about the racial inequities in the criminal justice system, and he plans to join a discussion over dinner.
The subject of mass incarceration is personal for Evans, who is building Down North, a pizzeria near 29th Street and Lehigh Avenue that will employ formerly incarcerated people. Evans worked with South Philly Barbacoa’s Cristina Martinez and Ben Miller on their right-to-work dinners.
Evans intends to use this Zoom-dinner strategy as a model for other fund-raisers nationally.
Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, which works to facilitate expungement, pardons, and commutations for low-income Philadelphians, will lead the talk, titled “Collateral Consequences of Criminal Records.”