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Workshop: Envisioning Prison Divestment in Western Massachusetts

  • Smith College 101 Seelye Drive Northampton, MA, 01060 United States (map)

Students from the Five Colleges are invited to join our Director, Bianca Tylek, in a conversation about prison industrial complex and its biggest supporter, white wealth. After a brief presentation about our nation’s carceral crisis, Bianca will introduce an exciting prison divestment initiative coming to Boston and Western Massachusetts in 2018. As an investment banker turned criminal justice advocate and former student organizer, Bianca will lead a conversation with attendees around effective student organizing with an eye toward university divestment initiatives. We hope this conversation will help empower students to participate in the broader Massachusetts divestment campaign and challenge their institutions on their investments in the prison industrial complex.

This workshop is being hosted by students at Smith College on behalf of the Five Colleges Consortium. Students from neighboring schools are welcome.