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Locked Down, Locked Out: Bay Area Book Launch and Conversation
Date Tuesday November 04
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Impact Hub
2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Event Type Fundraiser
Join us for conversation, snacks, beverages, contemplation and celebration, for the Bay Area launch of "Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better"!

Author Maya Schenwar will read from her book and discuss the impact of prison on families and communities--and how people around the country are taking action to create a world without prison.

Alex Berliner, Organizer with All of Us or None a Project of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, will speak about her experience with having a loved one inside.

Emily Harris, statewide coordinator of Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB), will speak about the movement to reduce prison populations and close prisons throughout the state of California.

All royalties from book sales at the event will go to CURB!

A little bit about the book:

In Locked Down, Locked Out, journalist Maya Schenwar looks at how prison breaks apart families and communities, creating a rippling effect that touches every corner of our society. Through the stories of prisoners and their families, as well as her own family's experience of her sister's incarceration, Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans—and decimates poor communities of color—is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety.
Looking toward a future beyond imprisonment, Schenwar profiles community-based initiatives that foster anti-racist, anti-classist, pro-humanity approaches to justice. These programs successfully deal with problems—both individual harm and larger social wrongs—through connection rather than isolation, moving toward a safer future for all of us.

Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow," said of "Locked Down, Locked Out":
"This book has the power to transform hearts and minds, opening us to new ways of imagining what justice can mean for individuals, families, communities, and our nation as a whole. Maya Schenwar's personal, open-hearted sharing of her own family's story, taken together with many other stories and real-world experiments with transformative justice, make this book not only compelling and highly persuasive but difficult to put down. I turned the last page feeling nothing less than inspired."

Angela Davis, author of "Are Prisons Obsolete?," said of "Locked Down, Locked Out":
"Maya Schenwar's stories about prisoners, their families (including her own), and the thoroughly broken punishment system are rescued from any pessimism such narratives might inspire by the author's brilliant juxtaposition of abolitionist imaginaries and radical political practices."

Impact Hub Oakland

2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA

November 4th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Free Entry
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