Overcoming Injustice

April 10, 2024

1199 mag overcoming injustice.jpgRefusing to let grave injustice get the better of him, Jon-Adrian Velazquez, is now starring in a movie about redemption alongside renowned actor, Colman Domingo. Sing Sing tells the story of a theatre group that helps prisoners find purpose in acting inside the New York prison. In real life, Velazquez, the only son of retired 1199 Home Care organizer Maria Velazquez, was wrongly incarcerated at the same prison himself for 24 years. In September 2021, roughly two years before the film’s official release, he was finally granted clemency by former Governor Andrew Cuomo, shortly before he stepped down. Sing Sing will be shown in theaters this July.