Prison Abolition: Imagining a World Without Cages

November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Wayne State University Law School Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
471 W Palmer Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

The United States locks up more people, per capita, than any other country with a staggering 2.3 million people in cages. Those locked up are disproportionately people of color, immigrants, and poor people.

Right now, Wayne County and Rock Ventures plan to spend $533 million dollars on a new Criminal Justice Complex (including an adult jail and youth jail), and Ionia is considering a proposed $35 million dollar immigrant detention center.

Come learn about Detroit communities’ visions for more holistic, efficient, and effective ways of achieving safety and community well-being than locking human beings in cages!

• Amanda Alexander, Executive Director, Detroit Justice Center
• Maria Ibarra-Frayre, Organizer, We The People Michigan
• Topeka K. Sam, Founder, Hope House NYC
• Tania Morris Diaz, Attorney, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

Food provided. Free and open to the public!

Cosponsored by: National Lawyers Guild, Black Law Students Association, American Constitution Society, National Conference of Black Lawyers