The Nation at The New School: Mobilizing Privilege Against The New Jim Crow

source: The New School    2016年9月19日
This event is co-sponsored by The Nation Institute, Nation Books, and the Humanities Action Lab's (http://humanitiesactionlab.org) project States of Incarceration (http://statesofincarceration.org) at The New School (http://www.newschool.edu). Join us for a roundtable discussion led by activist and author Cecily McMillan about how privilege can be used as a tool in social justice efforts. McMillan will be joined by Five Mualimm-ak, organizer with the Campaign To End The New Jim Crow, activist JLove Calderón, Hernan Carvente of the Vera Institute, award-winning journalist Renée Feltz, and activist Andy Stepanian.
How can whites support the struggle against The New Jim Crow? With the #BlackLivesMatter movement re-igniting a global conversation about civil rights, how do we work to remove the barriers to active participation for everyone in the fight for social justice, creating the mass mobilized movement that we're all waiting for? With the fifth anniversary of Occupy Wall Street taking place this September, its impact on modern social movements will also be discussed.

About the speakers:
Cecily McMillan is a social justice organizer, advocate for prison reform, and a graduate of the New School for Social Research. Her memoir, The Emancipation of Cecily McMillan, was recently published by Nation Books.Five Mualimm-ak, is an organizer with the Campaign To End The New Jim Crow and Co-Founder of Incarcerated Nation Corp.
JLove Calderón is an activist, author, producer/director and social impact strategist who has spent over two decades working on issues of social justice, race, and gender.
Hernan Carvente is a Program Analyst for the Vera Institute of Justice, where he works on improving conditions of confinement, including efforts to support the incorporation of youth voices in facility-based and statewide juvenile justice policy reform.
Renée Feltz is an award-winning journalist who covers criminal justice and immigration for The Guardian, and as a correspondent for Democracy Now!, where she was a senior producer. Before coming to New York she co-founded and directed the local news department at Pacifica station KPFT-FM in Houston, where she interviewed more than 20 men and women on death row.
Andy Stepanian is the Creative Director at Balestra Media and co-Founder of The Sparrow Project.
Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm

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