(Beyond the Bars Panel Discussion)
Not hosted by IJ.
There are many ways to ensure that people in prison are able to stay involved in policy change– from encouraging letters of support to maintaining an infrastructure of good information. Join us as we discuss what the amplification of inside voices requires from those us not currently incarcerated.
In round-table format, led by Lee, the panel will discuss the many ways in which people in prison can be involved in policy change, and what that requires from those of us not currently incarcerated. From a system-impacted lens, we will discuss the insights we glean from the thousands of request letters we receive from our members, the education we provide to those incarcerated, and the healing and educational services available upon their release. There will be time for a few questions.
More about Beyond the Bars:
Beyond the Bars Los Angeles (BTB-LA) is a convening of system-impacted people, scholars, activists, educators, policymakers, and artists engaged in the international decarceration movement. Organized by BTB-LA Fellows — system-impacted people and community partners — in collaboration with university students and faculty. The conference brings together a diverse range of allies, artists, activists, advocates, and academics to engage in global initiatives aimed at ending incarceration. Beyond the Bars has been running for the past 10 years at Columbia University’s Center for Justice and more recently, through the Prison Education Program at UCLA. UCLA’s Prison Education Program mission is to make postsecondary education accessible to women and young people who are currently incarcerated, and to bring UCLA faculty and students to learn alongside them, thereby challenging bias, discrimination, and injustice in a shared and collaborative learning experience.