Prison Industrial Complex Awareness Week

MONDAY, March 26th

Film screening: The Farm
Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate’s perspective.
Venue: Shanklin 107
Time: 6pm

TUESDAY, March 27th

Hurricane Katrina, “Natural” Disasters, and the Criminalization of Survivors
Discussion with Professor ly.nn owens, dinner provided.
Venue: Woodhead Lounge
Time: 7pm

WEDNESAY, March 28th

Institutionalized Racism in Universities and the Growth of the Prison Industrial Complex
Professor Demetrius Eudell. Co-sponsored by WesPREP and West Indian Student Association (WISA).
Venue: 200 Church
Time: 4:30pm

THURSDAY, March 29th

Film Screening: Cruel and Unusual
Documentary following the lives of four transgender women incarcerated by the U.S. prison system. Co-sponsored by WesPREP, Spectrum, Open House, and Trans/Gender Group.
Venue: PAC 001
Time: 4:30pm

Transgender/Gender variant issues and the PIC
This discussion will address transgender issues and imprisonment, and the connections between radical queer gender politics and abolition. Led by Nat Smith of Critical Resistance and TIP (Transgender/Gender variant in Prison). Dinner will be provided. Co-sponsored by WesPREP, Spectrum, Open House, and Trans/Gender Group.
Venue: 200 Church
Time: 8pm

FRIDAY, March 30th

PIC 101
This workshop will serve as an introduction to the workings of the Prison Industrial Complex, a complicated system situated at the intersection of governmental and private interests that uses prisons as a solution to social, political, and economic problems. We will discuss how the PIC depends upon the oppressive systems of racism, classism, sexism, and homophobia, and how it manifests itself in human rights violations, the death penalty, industry and labor issues, policing, courts, media, community powerlessness, the imprisonment of political prisoners, and the elimination of dissent. Led by Nat Smith of Critical Resistance.
Venue: PAC 001
Time: 12:30pm

Abolition 101
In this workshop, we will discuss the political vision that seeks to eliminate the need for prisons, policing, and surveillance by creating sustainable alternatives to punishment and imprisonment. Led by Nat Smith of Critical Resistance.
Venue: PAC 002
Time: 4pm

Prohibition Party
Starring DJ Nickolai and Friends. 1920s themed all-night dance party. Check your moonshine at the door! Benefit to sponsor Critical Resistance and Wesleyan’s Prisoner Resource and Education Project.
Venue: Eclectic
Time: 10pm
Cost: $3 @ door

2 thoughts on “Prison Industrial Complex Awareness Week

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  2. Anonymous

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