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
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
- The Criminality of Punishment
- Policing and the Structures of Racialization
- The Cultural Effect of Prisons
- Toward the Abolition of Prisons
Recent lecturer on:
"Trayvon Martin & the Structures of Racialization" http://berkeley.patch.com/events/steve-martinot-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