Making Contact

Making Contact – January 4, 2008

Beyond Bars: Community Resistance to Prison Expansion (Encore)

In the U.S., more than 2 million people live behind prison bars. Dr. Ruth Gilmore, a professor and long-time prison activist, extracts lessons from over two decades of community organizing against what’s been termed the "biggest prison building project in the history of the world."

Featuring: Dr. Ruth Gilmore, Critical Resistance co-founder and USC geography professor; Khalid An-Nur, person formerly imprisoned; Vanessa Huang, Justice Now!; Miss Major, Trans in Prison Committee; Zachary Norris, Books Not Bars.

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