PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR SOLIDARITY ACTION FOR TAMIR RICE, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22ND STARTING AT 3:30PM
Local author and activist James Kilgore has a new book out and we want to read it! James is a tireless organizer for many prison and jail justice projects including First Followers (a community-based reentry program), Build Programs Not Jails, and Prison Phone Justice. He currently works at the Center for African Studies, teaches Global Studies courses at UIUC, and regularly contributes articles on mass incarceration and social justice for several media outlets. He spent six and a half years in state and federal prisons in California for convictions related to his political activities in the 1970’s and his subsequent two plus decades underground.
What’s especially attractive about James’ book is that it is accessible to a wide range of educational backgrounds and serves as a handbook for people seriously interested in addressing and interrupting cycles of mass incarceration and institutional racism.
To learn more about James and where to get his book please visit: http://www.understandingmassincarceration.com/buy-the-book/