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James Mackey – #StuckOnReplay Founder Takes on Prison Slavery

By on March 30, 2017 9:15 pm

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Hero’s name: James Mackey

Home city: Boston

Organization affiliation: #StuckOnReplay

How does the person’s work advance social justice? What is the person’s vision for an equitable world?

“James Mackey is an activist, motivational speaker, community organizer, member of the YouthBuild USA National Alumni Council and founder of a grassroots movement called #StuckOnReplay.

The mission of #StuckOnReplay is to elevate the voices and lift up the communities most affected by mass incarceration. #StuckOnReplay does this by holding community forums and civic leadership events to change public policy.

James started #StuckOnReplay after seeing firsthand that the criminal justice system has too many members of low-income communities on parole, in jail or in prisons. People were “Stuck On Replay!”

Through #StuckOnReplay, James hosts public events where he gives community members most affected by mass incarceration a forum to tell their stories and share ideas about how we can improve our criminal justice system.

He recently organized ‘#StuckOnReplay Presents: AmendXlll,’ where over 60 passionate participants created a 10-step action plan to [change] the U.S. Constitution’s 13th Amendment, which allows slavery for prisoners.

James is extremely passionate about community organizing and striving to make true social justice a reality. He is devoted to youth engagement, mentoring and advocating for allocating resource and opportunities to those who need it the most.

Ultimately, James dedicates his work to empowering others around him.”

Honored by: Alicia McKinney of YouthBuild

Note: This profile is part of Equal Voice News’ special Cesar Chavez Day Community Heroes edition. These submissions were edited for clarity.



2 Responses to "James Mackey – #StuckOnReplay Founder Takes on Prison Slavery"

  1. Brad Wong | Equal Voice News  April 25, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Hi Dorothy,

    Much thanks for pointing that out. I just changed the wording to correct the meaning of the sentence.

    Cheers,

    Brad Wong
    Equal Voice News
    Marguerite Casey Foundation

    Reply
  2. Dotothy Stoneman  April 21, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Just one edit: James isn’t trying to repeal the 13th amendment which eliminated slavery; he’s trying to amend it to omit the clause that allows slavery for people convicted of crimes.

    He’s also a community leader for Opportunity Youth United and we’re proud of his work in Stuck on Replay!

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