Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Beyond Prisons

Tomorrow, April 30th, the Race/Knowledge Project is holding a critical dialogue on the planned $220 million Seattle municipal jail project, and the forces which are aligning against it. The conversation, called "Politics Beyond Prisons," takes place from 3:30 to 5:00 at the Simpson Center for the Humanties on the University of Washington's Seattle campus. The event features presentations by a number of local and national experts on incarceration politics, including Chandan Reddy of the University of Washington, Dean Spade of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Sarah White of Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington and Tim Harris, the publisher of Real Change.

In conjunction with the dialogue, the organizers have arranged a special exhibition of a limited edition print portfolio that addresses issues of incarceration. Activist bloggers Just Seeds commissioned twenty-one artists from the US, Canada, and Mexico to create new work in honor of Critical Resistance's 10 year anniversary. The exhibition will be on display before and after the talk.

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