Orange is the New Black:The Modern Day Fight For Civil Rights Against Mass Incarceration
Site Objective
  • Understanding the front-end and back-end of mass incarceration in America

  • Understanding the history of systematic and systemic racism and how it relates to today's movement

  • Exploring alternatives and solutions to the prison system, especially in regards to community and family based healing

  • Implementing your knowledge and understanding your role in being anti-racist in your own life and community

  • Site Topic: Mass Incarceration & Racism

  • Location: San Quentin, California 

  • Cost: $100 (Scholarship Available) *if trips are virtual, no costs associated

  • Dates: Saturday, March 20 - Saturday, March 27 

  • Planning to take: 10 Participants

  • Community Partners: Restore Oakland, Prison Literature Project, Insight Prison Project, Community Works West, Paws for Life, Delancey Street

  • Transportation: CSC Vans

  • Housing: Bethany Methodist Church

  • Site Leaders: Tyra Wallace & Emmi Deckard

*Logistics are tentative and subject to change. 

Site Leaders' Message

These past few months the conversation around mass incarceration, systematic racism, and the prison-industrial complex has exploded, and rightfully so. We will be delving into these topics by traveling to San Quentin Prison - California's oldest prison - just north of San Francisco. Researching and reposting on social media merely touches on this complex issue and there is much more to learn. We will be partnering with organizations such as Homeboys, Paws for Life, Community Works West, and more to unpack the experience of incarceration and re-entrance to society. Join us on our trip to take a more interactive approach and immerse yourself in the topic.