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"Alternatives to the Prison System" -- Steve Martinot, author & panel

Saturday, October 20, 2012
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Niebyl-Proctor Library
(510) 595-7417
6501 Telegraph Ave.
Location Details:
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA

(@ Telegraph Ave. & 65th St.; just north of Alcatraz Ave., west side of street)

(within easy waking distance & southwest of Ashby BART station)

For map location see ---


You are invited

To a panel discussion on

"Alternatives to the Prison System"

If prison, as a form of violence, provides a role model for violence, then it promulgates what it pretends to oppose.

Alternatives are needed.

Time: Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 2:30 pm.

Place: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

This panel will discuss:

§ Prisoner's call for an end to hostilities, inside and in the communities

§ a critique of power's criminality as revealed in the existence of prisons

§ real alternatives to the criminality of punishment

Panelists will include:

§ Steve Martinot – author of The Need to Abolish the Prison System: an Ethical Indictment

§ Joileen Richards – Campaign to End Mass Incarceration

§ Urszula Wislanka – Pelican Bay Hunger Strike Support Committee, and News and Letters

§ Melvin Dickson – The Commemorator: Commemoration Committee for the Black Panther Party

§ Dorsey Nunn – All of Us or None

Refreshments served

Labor donated

Event is free and open to the public


Steve Matinot is the author of his recent essay booklet:

"On The Need to Abolish the Prison System: An ethical indictment"

Table of Contents of the essay

- Introduction

- The Criminality of Punishment

- Policing and the Structures of Racialization

- The Cultural Effect of Prisons

- Toward the Abolition of Prisons

- Endnotes

Recent lecturer on:

"Trayvon Martin & the Structures of Racialization"

and author/co-author of a number of books including:

The Machinery of Whiteness: Studies in the Structure of Racialization

The Rule of Racialization: Class, Identity, Governance

Recreating Democracy in a Globalized State


Maps and Mirrors: Topologies of Art and Politics (Philosophy, Literature, and Culture)

Forms in the Abyss: A Philosophical Bridge Between Sartre and Derrida
Added to the calendar on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 1:13AM
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