In October 2013, Union Theological Seminary’s Center for Race, Religion and Economic Democracy and the Alliance for a Just Society’s Institute for Pragmatic Practice brought together organizers, religious scholars, academics, policy leaders, journalists, and grassroots activists for Cellblocks and Border Stops: Transformative Activism in an Age of Dehumanization. Together, national and local collaborators examined the intersection of immigration control and mass incarceration, and considered the future of activism and organizing in these areas.
The Center for Race Religion and Economic Democracy‘s youtube channel features interviews with participants, videos of conference panels, and clips of the testimonies from incarcerated people read aloud throughout the conference, including:
Panel on Capitalism, Neoliberalism, & Control
• Moderator: Daniel HoSang
• Panelists: Pramila Jayapal, Vincent Warren, Joy James
Interview with Vince Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
Interview with Monami Maulik, Executive Director, D.R.U.M.
You can also find a report of the October 17-19, 2013 events online.