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Abolitionist Futures: A PLSN Discussion Group, November / Indigenous Incarceration
Want to learn more about prison abolition? Looking to explore the role of information in the prison industrial complex? Excited to discuss ways we can collectively offer resources to address violence caused by mass incarceration? Join the club (literally!). This monthly discussion group with Prison Library Support Network will look at a rotating calendar of media resources for discussion, meeting the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30pm.

While the group's facilitators (and host) are affiliated with libraries, you do not need to be a librarian or information professional to attend this group. We will share our discussion calendar regularly through METRO and the PLSN listserv, so that folks can plan ahead to attend the months that sound interesting to them.

In recognition of Native Heritage Month, we will be looking at the incarceration of Indigenous populations in North America:

- The U.S. criminal justice system disproportionately hurts Native people: the data, visualized. See it here: https://www.prisonpolicy.org/blog/2021/10/08/indigenouspeoplesday/

- Indigenous Spirituality Inside Oregon Prisons. PBS Video, 9 minutes. See it here: https://www.pbs.org/video/indigenous-spirituality-inside-oregon-prisons-bz0cfr/

- Exploring the States of Incarceration Minnesota webpage "Carceral Colonialism: Imprisonment in Indian Country: How has settler colonialism shaped the carceral state?" See it here: https://statesofincarceration.org/states/minnesota-carceral-colonialism-imprisonment-indian-country

Optional:

- An Indigenous Abolitionist Study Guide by Yellow Head Institute. See it here: https://yellowheadinstitute.org/2020/08/10/an-indigenous-abolitionist-study-group-guide/

Please review our Code of Conduct, our Statement on Viewpoints, and details on Interpreter Services here: https://metro.org/code-of-conduct

Nov 14, 2022 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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