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Critical Resistance 10: Strategies & Struggle to Abolish the Prison Industrial Complex

Sunday, September 28, 2008
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Type:
Critical Resistance National Office
Location Details:
Laney College
900 Fallon St.
Oakland, CA 94607

9:15am - 10:45am

Organizing Power: Centering the Leadership of People Most Impacted by the Prison Industrial Complex
maritza galzez, youth justice coalition; LeaJay Harper, Young Mothers United, Center for Young Women’s Development; Venus Rodriguez, Sisters Rising, Center for Young Women’s Development; Pilar Maschi, National Membership Director, Critical Resistance; Kelly Savage, Valley State Prison for Women, California Coalition for Women Prisoners; Miss Major, Organizing Director, Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project, All of Us or None Representative; Facilitators: Shawnna Demmons Colby Lenz

Are the fight for reform and the fight for abolition mutually exclusive?
Geri Silva; Jitu Sadiki; Bonnie Gordon; Linh Hua; Annette Summers; Catherine Lytle; Mary Sutton; Members of Youth Justice Coalition

Political Prisoners in the United States
William York, Nisa Shabazz

Conflicting Agendas: Dismantling the Roadblocks to Prison Abolition
Facilitated by: John Prince, Deb Lyles, Rosalina Collazo, Bruce Reilly, Rose Perry and Mimi Budnick

Criminal Justice and Immigration Perspectives on "Alternatives" Models
Sunita Patel, NY Legal Aid Society; Andrea Black, Detention Watch Network; Ravi Ragbir, Families for Freedom

Islamophobia, "War on Terror," and Resistance: Organizing Pakistani Muslims in a post 9/11 context
ahsanullah khan, nabila khan, and shaheen nazerali, Coney Island Avenue Project

Ho`i hou I ka mole: To return to the root – culture & reintegration
Joy Enomoto, Case Manager & Cognitive Skills Instructor BEST Program; Punahele Ho`opii, Case Manager & Hawaiian Cultural Studies Educator BEST Program; Kanoe Medeiros, Case Manager PROTECT – women’s pretrial program within BEST Program

Participatory Action Research and the Prison Industrial Complex
Lanice Avery, Jessica Fields, Isela González, Allyse Gray and Christina Monroe

A Dialogue on the Criminalization of Poverty and Poor Communities of Color
Tiny Gray-Garcia/POOR Magazine; Leroy Moore/POOR Magazine; Dr. James Garrett; Gloria Esteva, Voces De Inmigrantes En Resistencia (Prensa POBRE); Paul Boden, WRAP; Mari Villaluna, Indigenous Peoples Media Project; Krea Gomez, Burns Institute; Amadi Ajamu, December 12th movement

Can California Build its Way out of the Prison Crisis?: A workshop from Californians United for a Responsible Budget
Brett Greenbaum, Critical Resistance Oakland; Sakeenah Robinson, All of Us or None; Charli Eaton, Grandmothers of the Light

Making Our Own Path: Strategy & Vision from Transforming Justice (runs for 2 sessions)
Contact: Gael Guevara Presenters: Dee Dee Chamblee, LaGender; Reg Gossett, Queers for Economic Justice; Gael Guevara, Sylvia Rivera Law Project; Alexander Lee, TGI Justice Project; Miss Major, Trans/Gender Variant in Prison Committee & TGI Justice Project

From Victim to Activist – a panel discussion
Derrel Myers; Bill Babbitt; Judy Kerr (CCV victim outreach liaison/spokesperson)

Beyond Walls and Cages: Linking Immigrant Justice and Prison Abolition Movements
Arnoldo Garcia, NNIRR, Oakland, CA; Isabel Garcia, Coalición de Derechos Humanos, Tucson, AZ; Monami Maulik, Desis Rising Up Moving, New York, NY; Julianne Hing, Applied Research Center, Oakland, CA; Irina Contreras, makeshift magazine, Los Angeles, CA; Kim Diehl, Miami, FL

Abolition and the Academy: Scholar Activists and Gender Justice
Michael Hames-Garcia, Professor, Ethnic Studies Department, University of Oregon; Julia Sudbury, Professor, Ethnic Studies Department, Mills College; Kolleen Duley, Member, Free Battered Women; Doctoral Student, UCLA; Dylan Rodriquez, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies Department, UCR; Beth Richie, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Professor, African American Studies and Criminal Justice

Women within the concrete womb
Tawna Sanchez, Trish Jordan, Xochitl Martinez

Voices of the Strong, Voices of Change
Tina Reynolds, WORTH; Carole Eady, WORTH; Mayra Collado, WORTH; Maxine King, WORTH; Elizabeth Leslie, WORTH

The CR-INCITE! statement: Lessons Learned and Visions for the Future
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

Legality vs. Morality, Prisons as an Extension of Slavery
Robert King, member of the Angola 3 who served 29 years in solitary confinement in Angola Prison, Louisiana; Norris Henderson, social justice activist and Co-Director of Safe Streets/Strong Communities in New Orleans; Wanda Sabir, Prison abolitionist, professor, culture and social justice activist; Shana Griffin, Critical Resistance South in New Orleans; Rigo, conscious artist who has dedicated his work to political prisoners and has worked closely with the Angola 3; Dawn McGhee, Field Up Productions film company

Feminist Organizing in Iran: Resistance Strategies Linking the Inside and the Outside
Nina Farnia, Arzhang Shekarloo

Childcare for a World without Prisons
Regeneración Childcare NYC - building intergenerational movements for collective liberation

Dignity Denied: The Price of Imprisoning Older People
Pat Caetano, Family Advocacy Network; Nikki Lee Diamond, Family Advocacy Network; Dee Mariano, Family Advocacy Network; Heidi Strupp, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children; Donna Willmott, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

The Role of Federal Criminal Justice Reform
Kara Gotsch, The Sentencing Project; Kemba Smith, The Kemba Smith Foundation; Jasmine Tyler, Drug Policy Alliance; Kim McGill

Dead-Ends and Creative Bridges: Confronting Institutional Barriers to Abolitionist Work in the Academy
Courtney Marshall, UCLA; Edward Onaci, Treva Ellison, and Brian Dolinar, University of Illinois; Donald Tibbs, Drexel University School of Law; Tryon Woods, Sonoma State University

11:15am - 12:45pm

Ban the Box in your Community
Linda Evans, All of Us or None; Susan Burton, All of Us or None Los Angeles; Patty Katz, Partnership for Safety and Justice, Portland, OR; Jessie Warner, National Employment Law Project

Prison Doulas, Reproductive Justice, and PIC Abolition
Christy Hall, Co-founder and Development Coordinator, Birth Attendants Collective; Paris Hatcher, Co-executive Director, SPARK! Reproductive Justice Now; Nerissa Kunakemakorn, Human Rights Director, Justice Now

Creative Interventions on Doing and Documenting
Mimi Kim, Creative Interventions; Kalei Kanuha, evaluator for Creative Interventions

Historical Development of the Black Panther Party
Bill Jennings

California Roundtable: The Last Ten Years, the Next Ten
Facilitated by Ruthie Gilmore, a member of the 1998 Critical Resistance Organizing Committee and activist, professor, and writer based in Los Angeles. Participants Include: Members of All of Us or None, American Friends Service Committee, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, California Prison Moratorium Project, Critical Resistance, Drug Policy Alliance, Families to Amend California's Three Strikes (FACTS), Justice Now, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, A New Way of Life Reentry Project, Youth Justice Coalition and others.

Transformative Justice: Toward a Liberatory Approach to responding to Child Sexual Abuse
Vanessa Moses, generationFIVE and Just Cause Oakland; Micah Frazier, generationFIVE

Racial Profiling and Asian/Pacific Islander (API) Communities
Presented by the Community Committee, a project of the Center on Culture, Immigration and Youth Violence Prevention ( Participants TBA

Global Prison-Industrial-Complex
Zeynep Gonen, Binghamton University; Felipe Teixeira, Frente 3 de Fevereiro

Healing from and Resisting the Effects of Domestic and State Violence
Pat Caetano, Formerly Incarcerated Domestic Violence Survivor; Nikki Diamond, Formerly Incarcerated Domestic Violence Survivor; Linda Field, Formerly Incarcerated Domestic Violence Survivor; Ollie Johnson, Formerly Incarcerated Domestic Violence Survivor; Cheryl Jones, Formerly Incarcerated Domestic Violence Survivor; Andrea Bible, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, California Habeas Project; Marisa González, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, California Habeas Project; Emily Harris, Free Battered Women; Erica Torrence, Free Battered Women

Using New Media to Combat the Prison Industrial Complex
Judy Greene, Justice Strategies – sponsor of "Texas Prison Bid'ness" ; Pam Clifton, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition – sponsor of "Think Outside the Cage" ; Bob Libal, Grassroots Leadership – webmeister for TPB; Nicole Porter, TPB Contributor; Kenyon Farrow,

Strategizing for Trans Abolitionist Prison Change
Vanessa Huang, Justice Now; Gabriel Arkles, Sylvia Rivera Law Project; Jazzie Collins, SOMA Community Action Network

Making Our Own Path: Strategy & Vision from Transforming Justice (continued from previous session)
Dee Dee Chamblee, LaGender; Reg Gossett, Queers for Economic Justice; Gael Guevara, Sylvia Rivera Law Project; Alexander Lee, TGI Justice Project; Miss Major, Trans/Gender Variant in Prison Committee & TGI Justice Project

Authentic Relationships in Movement Building
Tina Reynolds, Women On The Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH)/Peace Development Fund – Formerly Incarcerated; Marletta Pacheco, South Dakota Prisoner Support Group – Family member; George Galvis, Youth Together/Intertribal Friendship House/All of Us or None – Formerly Incarcerated

Critical Issues In Community-Based Responses To Violence
Alisa Bierria, Incite!; member of Audre Lorde Project; Mimi Kim, Creative Interventions; Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Revolution Starts at Home; Beth Richie, Incite!; and a member of Young Women's Empowerment Project.

Panelists: Cynthia McKinney, Lucy Rodriguez, Soffiyah Elijah, Elliot Monteverde, NY Puerto Rican Grand Jury resisters, and an attorney and educator from Dallas; Moderator: Claude Marks

No More Jails In The South Bronx (we fought we won and we continue to fight...)
Association Pro Rights of Inmates, Critical Resistance, For A Better Bronx, Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities, Seven Neighborhood Action Partnership

The Use of Torture against Women
Immacula Deluce, survivor of torture in Haiti and leader of FAVILEK (Women Victims Stand Up Get Up); Susan Rosenberg, former US political prisoner who was imprisoned in the Lexington Control Unit; Ninotchka Rosca, former Philippine political prisoner and women's rights activist and others

Expendable Bodies: Legacies of the Medical Industrial Complex
Shana Griffin, Interim Executive Director, New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic and Co-Founder, New Orleans Women’s Health & Justice Initiative and Robin Levi

Silent No More, A Voice For The Lost Warriors and Women
Marletta Pacheco, Mother and Grandmother of prisoners; SD Clarissa Chips, daughter of LaVonne; SD Elaine Johnson, ex-prisoner, CA

Connecting Immigration and Incarceration
Ana Perez, CARECEN Central American Resource Center; Mariana Viturro, St. Peter's Housing Committee; Francisco Ugarte, San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network

Next in the Movement: Building the Voice Of Progressive Crime Survivors
Terrie Quinteros, Executive Director of the Oregon Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence, former Program Director of Crime Survivors for Community Safety, Partnership for Safety and Justice; Caylor Roling, Prison Program Director, Partnership for Safety and Justice

Education Not Incarceration National Networking session
Nirali Jani and Jonathan Stribling-Uss

Visioning and Strategizing for Abolitionist Healthcare
This session is hosted by the Coalition for Accountable Healthcare (CAH), a California coalition that addresses issues of health abuse and neglect in California prisons. Participating organizations include: All of Us or None, A New Way of Life, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Critical Resistance Oakland, Family Advocacy Network, Free Battered Women, Justice Now, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Prison Activist Resource Center, A Time for Change, Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Justice Project, and WAYPASS (Women's Aftercare Program & Services)

Abolition in Practice: Joining hands with a "A New Way of Life"
Melissa Burch, Setsu Shigematsu, Jasmine Guerrero, Jolie Chea with guest speakers from A New Way of Life

Protest to Prison: The War on Drugs is a Tool to Enslave our Communities
Deborah Small; Vivian Nixon, former prisoner, Executive Director, College and Community Fellowship; Kemba Smith, former prisoner, activist, mother; Nkechi Taifa, Director, OSI Policy Center-DC; Zakia Henderson-Brown, Break the Chains, Etoy Ridgnal, teacher, community activist

Envisioning Alternatives to Prisons through Design and Planning
Raphael Sperry, Architect, ADPSR (Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility); Ann Panopio, Architect, ADPSR; Lynne Elizabeth, Publisher, ADPSR / New Village Press

Prisons as Political Repression: the Isolation and Censorship of Organizing Behind Bars
Julie Peters, Maoist Internationalist Ministry of Prisons; Charles Carbone, Prisoner Rights lawyer; Pablo Pueblo, anti-imperialist, Massachusetts prisoner; Mfalme Sikivu, New Afrikan Liberation Movement, New York prisoner

slingshot hip hop: breaking down walls from Brooklyn to Palestine
Palestine Education Project (PEP)
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