Ways to get involved:
CAMI (Coalition Against Mass Incarceration)
Weekly Meetings – Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00pm
At Janes Memorial Church, 47 East Haines St., Philadelphia, PA 19144
Contact Nancy Anderson
These meetings are focused around supporting the Germantown area participatory defense hub, which uses a process-oriented model to prepare and empower people navigating the criminal justice system and offer community support to help clients achieve justice.
UUPLAN has a monthly online meeting the last Monday of the month. Visit their Anti Mass Incarceration Justice Team page for for information about their work.
POWER’s Live Free Campaign also meets monthly, visit the POWER Live Free Campaign web page for more information.
Events for all three of these entities will show up on the Events List under News and Events or at the bottom or on the left of this page depending on the size of your screen.
A second successful Teach-in was held on Sunday, November 22, 2015
Keynote Speaker, Mark Boyd, President CEO of Goodwill Industries of South N.J./PA
Plenary Session: “The Job is The Thing,” Jondhi Harrell presiding
Welcome by John Hanger, Office of Gov. Tom Wolf
Press Release Click Here
Click Here to Listen to Morning Feed:Jondhi Harrell, Anthony Dickerson and Nancy Anderson on @gtownradio
Click Here to Listen to RadioTimes program from Nov. 9, 2015, “Reentering Society.” Jondhi Harrell and Brandon T. Jones are guests
“Laws and custom still block men and women who have paid their debt to society from full citizenship.”
We seek solutions to the impediments – Judicial Equity, Economic Security that impede progress for the Formerly Incarcerated.
Unitarian Universalists wear the “Black Lives Matter” bracelets; we have read Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow, we are concerned that the United States imprisons more people than the Soviet Union, and that these mostly Black and Latino men and women are serving longer and harsher sentences than in any modern Western society. Thankfully there is movement toward correcting these wrongs. Amnesty, pardons and improved sentencing practices are returning these citizens to their homes. How shall we welcome them to the neighborhood? What about returning citizens finding jobs?
Teach In 2 Workshops:
- Punitive and Current Practices
- Trends for Restorative Justice
- Union Apprenticeships and Sweat Equity
- Returning Citizens as Entrepreneurs
- Changing Laws and Sentencing Practices
- Alternatives to Incarceration
- Pre-register at usguu.org/teachin-registration.
There was also be an exhibit of art by prisoners – “Art for Justice” – curated by A.M. Kirk.
Sponsored by CAMI (Coalition Against Mass Incarceration) and USG’s Ending Racism Committee
Interviews after Mass Incarceration Teach In, Nov. 3, 2013