Building Community to Transform Our Criminal Justice System
October 26, 2014
LGBTQ Community Center
300 Wall Street
The speakers include:
Author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women
Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
As part of the Interference Archive exhibition Self-Determination Inside & Out, I'm going to be part of a curated video program and discussion (off-site).
The videos and discussion examine criminalized self defense, negligent healthcare, and "protective" isolation in order to explore organizing against prisons as organizing against gender violence. With Sara Kruzan (remotely), Victoria Law, and Cecily McMillan.
NOTE: The program is NOT at the Interference Archive.
Sixteen-year-old inmate Trevor Mobley was waiting in line for food on Rikers Island when a Correction officer ordered him to back up.
"I told him, 'I'm next to get food,'" Mobley recalled. But the officer continued to demand that he move, eventually writing Mobley a rule violation for disobeying a direct order and verbal abuse. Mobley, who was awaiting trial for drug possession, was sentenced to 60 days in solitary confinement.
What Orange is the New Black Got Wrong About Compassionate Release
In the hit TV show, the character known as Jimmy obviously suffers from dementia. She wanders the wards in search of her missing husband, and even manages to walk out of the understaffed prison.
Do Black Lesbians Have the Right to Self-Defense? Truthout, June 11, 2014.
Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Women & All Women Impacted by the Prison Industrial Complex
an interactive discussion hosted by the Working Group on Mass Incarceration of the Germantown Monthly Meeting
Monday, June 30th, 2014
6pm to 8:30pm
Meeting House at Germantown Friends School
47 W. Coulter Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Accessible by Septa (23 bus on Germantown Avenue or Germantown stop on Chestnut Hill East regional rail-see
The worlds we create in books, whether historical, contemporary or fantasy, inform our notions of ourselves and our possibilities. Yet fewer than 10% of the books published for children and young adults in recent years featured main characters of color. Fewer still were written by authors of color.
Join us for a panel discussion about race in children’s and young adult books. How are characters of color written about in children’s fiction today? Which books represent communities of color accurately, and which do not?