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

Friday, September 26, 2008
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Event Type:
Critical Resistance National Office
Location Details:
Laney College
900 Fallon St.
Oakland, CA 94607

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Taking It Down, Brick by Brick: Local Anti-Jail Campaigns
Community in Unity (NYC); Decarcerate Monroe County (Bloomington, Indiana); Critical Resistance-Los Angeles; Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (New Orleans); Suffolk County Anti-Jail Campaign (NY)

Organizing Community-Based Responses To Violence In Communities of Color (people of color only)
Alisa Bierria, INCITE!; Isabel Gonzalez, INCITE!; Xandra Ibarra, INCITE!

Stopping the School to Prison Pipeline Training (runs for 2 sessions)
Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children

When the Prisoners Ran Walpole: Lessons Learned by Massachusetts
Ralph Hamm, former president, National Prisoners Reform Association; Edward Rodman, Canon Missioner Episcopal Divinity School; Robert Dellelo, former president, National Prisoners Reform Association, former prisoner, Walpole prison; Jamie Bissonette, Director of the AFSC New England Criminal Justice Program

Immigration Detention 101
Raja Jorjani, UC Davis Law School; Luissana Santibanez, Grassroots Leadership; Andrea Black, Detention Watch Network; Dana Kaplan, Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana

Getting Real about Alternatives to the Police
Rose City Copwatch, Portland OR: candace, maria, geoff and Colette

What is the prison industrial complex?

Prisons and jail is bad for your mental health
Dr. Terry Kupers, M.D. who wrote "Prison Madness"; Paul Boden of the Western Regional Action Project (WRAP); Michael Diehl, community organizer with Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency (BOSS)

Imagine What We Can Do Together
Kim Diehl, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Critical Resistance; Sarah Jarmon, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Critical Resistance

Youth Justice Roundtable at CR10
George Galvis, Barrios Unidos/All of Us or None; Marlene Sanchez, Center for Young Women's Development; Lateefah Simon, District Attorney Kamala Harris' Office; Alex Sanchex, Homies Unidos; Jay Imani, Ella Baker Center

Trans Awareness and the Prison Abolition Movement (runs for 2 sessions)
Dean Spade, Stefanie Rivera, Gael Guevara and Gabriel Arkles, Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Cross-Border Resistance to State Terrorism
Yeni Solis (CISPES); Minister of Information JR (POCC, Block Report Radio); Heyward (CISPES); Black Alliance for Just Immigration; Kiilu Nyasha, Revolutionary Journalist and host of Freedom is a Constant Struggle

The Critical Resistance Campaign and Projects Planning Workshop: The Fundamentals of Campaign Planning for Everyone
Robert "Kool Black" Horton, Campaign and Projects Director of Critical Resistance and a native and chapter member of Critical Resistance New Orleans, Rose Braz, Campaigns Director of Critical Resistance, one of the founding members of CR

The Struggle Inside: Legacies of Prison Activism from the 1970's
Tony Platt, Social Justice; Naneen Karraker, AFSC, has worked on prison abolition since the early 1970s; and others

Critical Negotiations
Dana Linda, UCSC alum Feminist Studies and Literature '07; Brianna Barnes, UCSC alum Literature (Creative Writing Program) and Art '08; translator Marcelo Garzo (UC Berkeley Student); Cindy Garcia

Silence into Speech: Prisoners Speak Out
Stephen Hartnett (University of Colorado-Denver) has taught poetry to inmates for over 20 years and regularly publishes their work; Bryan McCann (The Univeristy of Texas at Austin) is an anti-death penalty organizer in Texas; Karen Lovaas (San Francisco State University) teaches and mentors at San Quentin Prison.

Gender Justice 101 for Abolitionists
Maria Nakae, Alliance Building Coordinator, Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice; Miss Major , Organizing Director, Transgender, Gender Variant, & Intersex Justice Project; Vanessa Huang, Campaign Director, Justice Now; Gael Guevara, Organizing Support Team Coordinator, Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Purposeful Design: The Destruction of California's Indigenous People

How to write Letters to the Editor and Op Eds in a way that increases their chances of being published
Nancy Oliveira

We Are at War! Grounding Abolition in Revolutionary Liberation(s)
Viviane Saleh-Hanna; Ashanti Alston; Giselle Dias; Suzanne Joseph

Media Justice, Criminal Justice
Nick Szuberla, Thousand Kites, Center for Media Justice, and Lisa Rudman, National Radio Project

Grassroots Fundraising
Ari Wohlfeiler and Ivonne Florez, Critical Resistance

Gender, Militarism, and the Prison Industrial Complex
Nada Elia, Anisha Desai

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Theater as Activism--Lucasville: the Untold Story of a Prison Uprising
Gary L. Anderson: Co-playwright and Artistic Director of American Legends Theatre Works; Four actors from the September 25-27 Oakland theatre production of Lucasville - The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising

Community Based Approaches to Sex Work
Robyn Few and Starchild, Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP); Carol Stuart, co-founder St. James Infirmary; Stacey Swimme, Desiree Alliance; Maxine Doogan, Erotic Service Providers Union (ESPU); Carol Leigh, BAYSWAN/COYOTE; Rachel West, USPROS; Gloria Lockett, CAL-PEP; Stephanie Adraktas; Dr. Rita Nakashima

Stopping the School to Prison Pipeline Training (continued from last session)
Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children

What is Abolition?

Being Safe OUTside the System, LGBTSTGNC People Of Color Challenging Hate and Police Violence
Audre Lorde Project

Criminalization of Mental Illness and the Prison Industrial Complex
Mary Dougherty (Co-Coordinator/Community Organizer, RIPPD); Leah Gitter (member, RIPPD); Gregory James (member, RIPPD); Lisa Ortega (Co-Coordinator/Community Organizer, RIPPD); Kyle Nesbitt (member, RIPPD); Nafis Rashed (member, RIPPD); Alexandra Smith (Soros Fellow and member, RIPPD)

Building a New Civil Rights Movement
Dorsey Nunn, All of Us or None; Rev. Kenneth Glasgow, The Ordinary Peoples' Society, Alabama; Norris Henderson, Safe Streets, Strong Communities, New Orleans LA; Steven Huerta, All of Us or None Texas

The Open Wounds of our Mother Earth

Basic strategies for getting support and information to pregnant women in prison
Faith Groesbeck

Trans Awareness and the Prison Abolition Movement (continued from previous session)
Dean Spade, Stefanie Rivera, Gael Guevara and Gabriel Arkles, Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Prospects for Mumia's Freedom
Pam and Ramona Africa; Laura Herrera; Tom Lacey; Merle Woo

Ending Sexual Violence in Detention: An Abolitionist Analysis
Jason Lydon

Long Term Isolation in California
Laura Magnani, AFSC Kim Carter, CFP

Abolition and the Self
Christy Hall, Co-founder and Development Coordinator, Birth Attendants Collective; Julie Imonti, former staff person, Birth Attendants Collective

Envisioning the end of LWOP: A Roundtable Discussion
Hosted by Fight For Lifers Inc./ Fight For Lifers West of PA
Etta Cetera, Kristi Brian (co-moderators); Donna Pfender (mother of lifer & FFL West President); Anita Colon (sister of lifer, PA); Mae Hadley (mother of lifer, PA); Hakim Ali & William Goldsby (FFL, Inc. organizers and former prisoners); Harriet Washington (Mother of lifer, PA) ; Deion Morrison (Youth organizer, PA); Lea Green (mother of a lifer MD); Maura Taub (Prisoner-rights activist, NM); Yvonne Edwards (loved one of lifer, AZ); HR 4300 activist/lobbyist

Beyond These Prison Walls: How Families and Children of Incarcerated Loved Ones are Fighting Back
Maisha Quint & Robin Rederford of LSPC; Anna Wong & Jennifer Lucatero of Project W.H.A.T.!

Alternatives to Incarceration on the Ground in California
Facilitator: Marina Sideris, Critical Resistance; Presenters: Ali Riker, San Francisco Homeless Pretrial Release Program; Kathleen Connolly, UCSF Citywide Case Management Forensics Project; Nora Rahimian, Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos

Let Freedom Ring: Political Prisoners in the United States
PANELISTS: Ashanti Alston, Jericho Amnesty Movement; Bo Brown, Prison Activist Resource Center; Masai Ehehosi, International Committee to Support Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin; Jose Lopez, National Boricua Human Rights Network; MODERATORS Meg Starr, Resistance in Brooklyn; Dan Berger, Resistance in Brooklyn, author, Outlaws in America

The Southern Criminalization Strategy
Southern Center for Human Rights

Steps Toward Change
Tina Reynolds, WORTH, Moderator; Jeanine Cummings, Lift Every Voice; Elizabeth Leslie, WORTH; Maxine King, WORTH; Davian Reynolds, NY Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Law Enforcement Violence Against Women and Trans People of Color
Andrea Ritchie, Nada Elia, INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
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