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Reimagining Criminal Justice:
De-carcerating Community
Services and Investing in the
Power of Ourselves

Explore and engage with the complexities of systemic oppression, mass incarceration, and immigration, honing in on the interplay of these issues within the contexts of social justice, economic development, and community transformation

Collaborate and learn from organizations that are at the forefront of advocating for the closure of detention centers, jails, and prisons, and who are innovating in the realms of economic development and community-led transformation

Delve into the ideologies, strategies, and practical applications of reimagining and restructuring carceral approaches toward justice and community safety.

  • Site Topic: Mass Incarceration and Decarceration

  • Site Leaders: Emme Rackham

  • Location: Oakland/Sacramento, CA

  • Cost: ~$120 per participant (scholarships available)

  • Dates: TBD (during spring break)

  • Planning to take: 10 participants

  • Potential Community Partners: 

    • CCWP

    • Drop LWOP

    • Families Unified to End Life without Parole

    • Emancipation Initiative

    • Initiate Justice

    • Ella Baker Center

    • ICE out of CA Coalition

    • Immigration Institute of the Bay Area

    • Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants

    • Immigration Center for Women and Children

    • Al Otro Lado

    • San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium

    • ACLU SD

    • Freedom for Immigrants

    • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

  • Transportation: TBD

  • Housing: TBD

*Logistics are tentative and subject to change. 

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