NEW Resources on Prison Violence, Community Building & More
by Abaki Beck
Here are the newest resources we posted on POC! Read them below or find them in the website sections noted at the top of each set of resources. If you have any suggestions for resources or topics, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Violence & Transformative Justice
Prison Industrial Complex and Police Brutality
Excerpt from “The Prison-Industrial Complex: An Investment in Failure,” by Michael J. Love, May 1998.
Prison Abolition Syllabus by the African American Intellectual History Society (please note that many of the resources on the syllabus are accessible only behind a paywall, like JSTOR or other university databases)
Resistance and Mobilization
“We Are Not Slaves: Rethinking the Rise of Carceral States through the Lens of the Prisoners’ Rights Movement,” by Robert Chase The Journal of American History 102.1 (2015), 73–86.
“The Unintended Consequences of the Carceral State: Chicana/o Political Mobilization in Post-World War II America,” by Edward J. Escobar, The Journal of American History 102.1 (2015), 174–84
“Letter from Birmingham Jail,” by Martin Luther King, Jr. April 16, 1963
Arrest records of Rosa Parks, National Archives
The Suyama Project, Digital Archive of Japanese American Resistance to Incarceration
“Lynch Law in America,” by Ida B. Wells (1900)
“This Awful Slaughter,”by Ida B. Wells (1909)
Feminism & Heteropatriarchy
“Feminism and the (Trans)Gender Entrapment of Gender Nonconforming Prisoners,” by Julia Oparah, UCLA Women’s Law Journal 18.2 (2012), 239–71.
6 Reasons Why We Need Safe Spaces by Sian Ferguson
Popular Education Workshop by INCITE! (free download)
Environmental Justice (our newest section!)
- The Least Convenient Truth Part I: Climate Change and White Supremacy by Bani Amor
- A Country Within A Country Part II: Climate Change, Privilege, and Disaster Survival by Bani Amor
- A Vacation is Not Activism Part III: On Tourism and Ecosocial Disasters by Bani Amor
- Misogynoir and Climate Change Part IV: How Disaster Relief Fails Black Women by Bani Amor