Posted on October 10, 2016
Gabriel Sayegh and Mujahid Farid
Every day, we encounter community leaders and organizers whose stories deserve to be shared and celebrated. The New York Foundation partnered with StoryCorps to craft a new lot of short-interview series featuring our trustees, grantees, and former grantees in conversations that get to the heart of what matters in their work.
New York Foundation board member Gabriel Sayegh asks Mujahid Farid about the organization he leads and co-founded, Release Aging People in Prison; his experience being incarcerated for 33 years; and his hope for change in the American criminal justice system. Formerly with the Drug Policy Alliance, Gabriel is the co-founder and co-director of the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice.
Produced and recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. The interviews afford a raw encounter with the personal trials and triumphs of advocates, and an unmediated perspective on community-driven efforts in New York City.