It’s time for President Obama to take swift and substantial Executive Action- so what issues should we focus on in these last 100 days? The mass criminalization and incarceration of Black people permeates our nation at every level through schools, jobs , the 13th Amendment, militarization of police, voter disenfranchisement, and profits made by big business and counties at the direct expense of Black people. Black women in prison are America’s darkest, dirtiest secret, and their voices continue to be overlooked at the expense of our communities and successful movement building. This system also works to neutralize opposition by criminalizing liberation struggles through the incarceration of political leaders and activists, and suppressing the political rights of all prisoners.
Join a panel of activists to raise up new perspectives through dialogue, media analysis and a call to action that couldn’t be more timely. This event will include a short video exerpt from the new movie 13th, and examine instructions offered in the A Vision for Black Lives; Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice.
Moderated by IPS’s Mandisa Routheni