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The Mob Museum Announces June Programs, Promotions

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THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JUNE PROGRAMS, PROMOTIONS

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs for June.

All Museum programs require registration. For more information on any of the public programs below and to register, visit www.themobmuseum.org/events/.

Cartel Queens: The Untold Stories of Latin America’s Female Drug Bosses
Date: Tuesday, June 14
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
Location: Inside the historic courtroom on the second floor. A livestream of the presentation will be available on the Museum’s website. To RSVP to attend in-person or for the livestream link, click here.
Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission.
Description: U.S. authorities identified Marllory Chacon Rossell as Central America’s most prolific drug trafficker. Nicknamed “Queen of the South,” she was responsible for shipping thousands of kilos of cocaine per month from Guatemala into Mexico, then on to the United States. Chacon is one of several women who have led ruthless drug networks in Latin America.
Speaker:

  • Deborah Bonello – Bureau chief for Vice World News Latin America since August 2020. She will provide insights into several key figures in Latin America’s drug gangs.

Odessa’s Reign: The Queen Of Washington, D.C.’s Underworld
Date: Thursday, June 22
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
Location: In the historic courtroom on the second floor. A livestream of the presentation will be available on the Museum’s website. To RSVP to attend in-person or for the livestream link, click here.
Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
Description: Odessa Madre built an empire in the 1930s selling liquor by the shot as well as managing multiple brothels and a lucrative bookmaking operation. She became one of the most powerful women in Washington, D.C.’s history, all while keeping the police in her back pocket. Filmmaker Robin Hamilton brings to life the fascinating story of a woman who challenged the idea of what a gangster looked and sounded like.
Speakers:

  • Filmmaker Robin Hamilton: Hamilton is an Emmy-award winning television host and producer.

The Mob Museum presents a three-part series: Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration. The third and final event in this series follows:

Life After Prison: The Challenging Transition from Incarceration to Community
Date: Wednesday, June 29
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Inside the historic courtroom on the second floor. A livestream of the presentation will be available on the Museum’s website. To RSVP to attend in-person or for the livestream link, click here.
Cost: $5
Description: This event represents the third installment in a three-part series exploring incarceration’s impact on individuals once they are released from prison. A criminal conviction can lead to an array of lifelong barriers for formerly incarcerated individuals. Employment and housing challenges, combined with limited preparation of inmates for the next stage of their lives, reinforce the prison-to-poverty pipeline and create a vicious cycle of re-incarceration. In the third and final discussion in the Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration program series, panelists will discuss the challenges prisoners face after prison and the most effective prisoner re-entry methods.
Speakers:

  • Jon Ponder, founder and CEO of HOPE for Prisoners, Inc.
  • Tarek Maassarani, lecturer in justice and peace studies at Georgetown University
  • Roger Jarjoura, principal researcher at AIR
  • Shelley Carrao, captain, Division of Nevada Parole and Probation

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery. The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums;” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History” and  “Best Museum” by its 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards; one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas;” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada,” 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for “Best Las Vegas Attraction” in 2021, “Top Five Best History Museums in the United States” in 2021 and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits;” named “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734, visit themobmuseum.org, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.

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