Around the world, societies struggle over what to do with abandoned structures where violence and injustices once took place. Prisons often loom large within these memory-struggles. In some locations, like the Robben Island (South Africa), Tuol Sleng (Cambodia), or the ESMA Museum and Site of Memory (Argentina), memorial activists transformed abandoned detention centers […]Continue Reading →
In this 32 minute interview, WPF’s Bridget Conley interviews Armand Coleman, Executive Director of the Transformational Prison Project (TPP). TPP’s mandate is “to provide spaces where those who have been harmed and those who have done the harming can come together and engage in dialogue—to build understanding and empathy toward those who have been […]Continue Reading →
In this interview Dr. Gustavo García-López, lecturer and environmental justice activist from the islands of Puerto Rico (Borikèn), discusses his influences, his work, and his visions for the future of social-environmental movements in Puerto Rico and beyond. The interview took place on February 7th, soon after the three-day international “Post-Extractive Futures” conference which Dr. […]Continue Reading →
Drawing on her personal story, social justice leader Cassandra Bensahih discusses why solitary — in all of its forms — needs to be ended, and addresses the profound crisis of COVID in MA prisons.Continue Reading →
Arthur Bembury is the Executive Director of Partakers, which supports Massachusetts prison education by coordinating teams of volunteers who mentor incarcerated women and men as they pursue higher education through the Boston University Prison Education Program, the Tufts Prison Initiative and the Emerson Prison Initiative.
He is the recipient of the Noam Chomsky Award […]Continue Reading →
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