Recent movements and activism have awakened many of us to the destructive and unjust United States prison system. Do you feel equipped to speak and act on it in your own communities? Please join us to discuss and learn about the history, present, and future of prisons in the United States.
How to get involved:
There are two key resources you are invited to read/watch in November - Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis, and The Black Power Mixtape, [a documentary about the anti-war and Black power movement in the 1960s and 1970s]. Find links to each below.
In the week of November 15-19, join us in our Facebook group here for daily discussions about prison reform/abolition, civil rights and abolitionist perspectives, imprisonment and reform, how gender structures the prison system and abolitionist alternatives.
Finally, Join On Earth Peace's Prison Justice organizing intern Marilyne on Friday, November 19th at from 6pm - 7pm EST (find your start time here) as she hosts a one-hour coffee hour to discuss Angela Davis’ book Are Prisons Obsolete? and the film Black Power Mixtape. This will be a casual discussion, so feel free to bring any questions or thoughts you might have!
RSVP below to let us know you're planning to join us in this month's learning and engagement. If you RSVP, we'll get in touch to get to know you. We'll also send you updates when new posts go up during the discussion week, November 15-19. Hope to see you "in person" via webcam on November 19!