THE ABOLITION OF PRISON
Can you think of such a thing? (Are you attached to a revenge ethic?)
Is it worth our time to think through such an endeavor?
(Are we concerned about what happens to those whom we have empowered the state to incarcerate?)
You’re invited to join the circle and share your questions, concerns, and insight.
We will hear presentations and discuss the issue.
Steve Martinot, author of an extensive essay, The Need to Abolish the Prison System: An Ethical Indictment
Marie Levin, sister of a man who’s been held in solitary confinement in California for more than 29 years
Nuri Nusrat, member of the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collaborative
Judge Gail Bereola, Alameda County Superior Court
Elder Rev. Betty Williams, Alameda Race Violence Task Force
First Congregational Church of Oakland
Seminary of the Street
Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Nafsi ya Jamii