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.
For our final discussion of the year we want to explore moving forward and away from prisons and punishment. We will be watching all the videos in this series and talking about transformative justice, accountability, and what we can put into practice in our lives:
- Building Accountable Communities Video Series. Watch all videos on the page here: https://bcrw.barnard.edu/building-accountable-communities/
- Beyond Survival by Ejeris Dixon, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha. We read this last year but it is a great book! If you’ve already read it give it a skim through to refresh your memory. Available at Bluestockings here: https://bluestockings.com/item/vCQt68DQBH3j1jIrVkScqA
Please review our Code of Conduct, our Statement on Viewpoints, and details on Interpreter Services here: https://metro.org/code-of-conduct