Social Justice Academy '21: Mass Incarceration & Abolition

19 - 8 March, 2021

Boston, MA, USA
The Social Justice Academy (SJA) The Social Justice Academy will help expand students’ tool kits in identifying and addressing systems of oppression so they might recognize and utilize their own capital to help bring about positive change. Using the tools of reflection, introspection, analysis, and action SJA workshops will: 1. Invite students to deepen their approach to social justice work 2. Help students to locate themselves in the work 3. Provide context, foundation, and an entry-point for students who 4. For students with prior advocacy work, connect those experiences with work to be done at Emerson and beyond 5. Build on students’ strengths and talents and experiences so they might channel their energy into action 6. Build a community of social justice practitioners at Emerson who will engage and mobilize in social change 7. Promote radical self-care as critical to successful social justice activism

Social Justice Academy '21: Mass Incarceration & Abolition


Th, Jan 28, 12 p.m. | What Matters to Me & Why feat. Mneesha Gellman, Founder & Director of the Emerson Prison Initiative


Feb.- Mar. | A Book Club Won’t Save Us (Sam’s book club) Are Prisons Obsolete by Angela Davis


F, Feb. 5 | Down a Dark Stairwell (7:30 p.m. film | 9:15 p.m. discussion) film & discussion presented by the Bright Lights Film Series


F, Feb 19, 3 p.m. | Hip-Hop Mass Incarceration & Abolition Panel Discussion


Th, Feb 25, 7 p.m. | Coded Bias film & discussion presented by the Bright Lights Film Series


M, Mar 1, film window: 1pm to 7 p.m., discussion: 7 p.m. | Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem film & discussion presented by the Bright Lights Film Series


Tu, Mar 2, 12 p.m. | Tough Topic Tuesday: Mass Incarceration & Abolition


F, Mar. 5, 3 p.m. | Conversation with and Raymond Santana of the Exonerated Five and Keyon Sprinkle, a Boston area exoneree


M, Mar. 8, 7 p.m. | Discussion: So what. Now what?


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19 - 8
Mar

Social Justice Academy '21: Mass Incarceration & Abolition

Boston, MA, USA

Speakers


Dani Jean-Baptiste
Jamal H. Spencer
Dr. Sabrina Kwist
Ademir Monteiro
Ben Ortiz
Michael J. McPheeters
Kevin Sibley
Raymond Santana
Keyon Sprinkle
Clarisa Carillo
Lee Pelton
Jalyn Cox

Agenda


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hip-Hop, Mass Incarceration & Abolition

Main Stage

Occupancy: 7 / 100