I recently announced my plans to transition from my role at Voices for Racial Justice, moving to Race Forward as vice president of movement and capacity building.
Bridging the Gap:
A biweekly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. Reader responses are welcome to email@example.com. To learn more about the organization’s work, visit www.voicesforracialjustice.org.
The beautiful thing about history is that it always is being written.
A monthly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. Just days after the U.S. Senate voted on a criminal justice reform bill that that is giving a much-needed push to de-incarcerate this nation’s prisons and jails, I find myself holding out hope on what it […]
As is often our practice, I invited Kevin into the space with me and he was able to participate by phone in the panel, which focused on Art as Healing, Justice, and Peace. We were joined by writing instructors and advocates in a conversation about art and its liberating role in our system of incarceration.
Although the Department of Corrections has said it has returned to “modified operations” at the Stillwater prison, family members report hearing from their incarcerated family of still very restricted activity and limited access to nutrition, rehabilitative programs, and the social interaction that promotes overall wellbeing.
A monthly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. Kevin: One of the first lessons I learned as an organizer was from my mentor and former Voices for Racial Justice Training Director Salvador Miranda. During one of our sessions he informed me, that as an […]
I would like to urge everyone to take a moment and ask yourselves if you are living and working in your dreams. If so, how do you promote that liberation to others?
I spent years reflecting, growing, and healing, knowing when I showed up in the community to do this work, all the pain and trauma I had been through needed to be metabolized so that it shows up as clean pain.
A monthly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. A dialogue on personal and community accountability Vina: I remember the night well. It was December 19, 2014, a Friday night. I had just wrapped up a phone call with my friend and colleague Kevin Reese, […]
If there was one sentiment I can utter that would best describe what mass incarceration is, it would be to picture a fresh, ripe apple hanging from the vine bursting with nutrients ready to be consumed by the village.