Eroding Mass Incarceration: Pursuing Abolitionism in Ohio
Fri. April 22nd, 2022, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Mather Memorial, Room 201
The Western Reserve Abolitionist Project (WRAP), a new student group that emerged out of Professor Timothy Black’s course, Racial Inequality and Mass Imprisonment in the US, launched in Spring 2022. The group is hosting their first event on April 11, 2022. The event, entitled Eroding Mass Incarceration: Pursuing Abolitionism in Ohio, will center on a panel discussion with representatives from five local and state organizations who will speak about their work to dismantle the carceral state. The panelists will include Malika Kidd of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, Chazidy Bowman of Opportunities People’s Justice Leaders, Melekte Melaku of ACLU of Ohio, Chrissy Stonebraker-Martinez of Cuyahoga County Jail Coalition, and Damian Calvert of Reentry Bridge Network.