We would like to invite you to join CURB for a discussion at the Left Forum on strategies that communities are using to resist prison and jail expansion.
No More Prisons No More Jails: From PA to IL to CA Combatting the Changing Face of Carceral Expansion
WHEN: Session 5 on Sunday, May 31, 2014 10:00am – 11:50am in Room 1.101
WHERE: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 524 West 59th st, New York, NY 10019
Participants will include
Theresa Shoatz — daughter of Russell “Maroon” Shoatz, Human Rights Coalition, and Decarcerate PA, Mary Sutton — Critical Resistance, LA No More Jails and CURB & James Kilgore — No More Jails in Champaign County, IL.
Can’t be there? Support in other ways:
1) Participants are asking other organizations—around the U.S. who are working to stop prison and jail expansion or fighting some other aspect of the prison industrial complex to submit materials about their campaign. Please submit current a fliers, posters, fact sheets, demands to be put on display during this workshop. Please send pdfs or jpgs to Mary Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org – 310.709.8602 with the subject line: Left Forum – No More Prison No More Jails Materials.
2) Support one of the workshop leaders, James Kilgore, whose coalition successfully defeated a jail expansion plan in Illinois. We have joined the call demanding that the University of Illinois immediately restore James Kilgore’s employment status that was refused on the basis of his background and sensationalist media coverage, rather than on his job performance. Support James today!