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Kalief's Legacy: A comedy benefit for Kalief Browder Foundation

Please join us for a night of stand-up comedy for a noble cause. All proceeds will go directly to Kalief Browder Foundation. 

Hosted by: Dean Masello

FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: Janelle James, Shane Torres, Sarah Tollemache, Napoleon Emill, and Mark Normand! 

When: Wed, May 9th, 2018
Where: Berg'n (899 Bergen St.)
Doors: 7:30pm/Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: $20.00

Produced by: Dean Masello & Kalief Browder Foundation

KALIEF'S LEGACY: Kalief Browder was arrested at the age of 16 for allegedly stealing a backpack. Charged as an adult, Kalief could not afford the $3,000 bail set on his freedom. He was imprisoned for over 1,000 days on Rikers Island without trail, spending 400 of those days in solitary confinement. He was starved, beaten and abused by guards and inmates. Three years after his arrest, Kalief's charges were dismissed and he was released due to lack of evidence. He committed suicide two years at the age of 22. Kalief sacrificed his childhood and, ultimately, his life. His tragic case was a watershed event of activist calling for reform of the New York criminal justice system. In Kalief's name: WE DEMAND JUSTICE!