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Sunday, June 21 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Organizing & Collaborating Inside & Outside of Prison

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How do we coordinate and communicate with imprisoned organizers who are far away, behind razor wire and walls? We will share how we have used media to support mass actions inside Pennsylvania prisons, held art and theatre workshops in jails, fought alongside imprisoned loved ones, and created coalitions involving the participation and leadership of people who can’t be physically present at events. Participants will learn how to use culture-based strategies to make media-based organizing accessible to those most marginalized.


Emily Abendroth

Address This!
Emily is an organizer with Decarcerate PA and a coordinator of the Address This! correspondence course program and the LifeLines Project.

etta cetera

Let's Get Free
etta has been working collaboratively with people in prison for 15 years. Together we founded organizations like the FedUp! Chapter of the Human Rights Coalition, created the Prison Poster Project, and co-wrote 2 plays including Chin to the Sky: The Life Sentence of Avis Lee.

Bret Grote

Human Rights Coalition Fed Up!
Bret is an organizer with the Human Rights Coalition Fed Up! and Let's Get Free: the Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee. Bret is the Legal Director of the Abolitionist Law Center.

Kris Henderson

Amistad Law Project
Kris is an organizer with the Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration and the Executive Director of Amistad Law Project. They love baking, knitting, and crocheting.

Donna Hill

Fight For Lifers - West
Donna is the President of Fight For Lifers - West and the Chairperson of its Female Lifers Committee. Her daughter, Charmaine Pfender, was sentenced to Life Without Parole for shooting and killing a man who was trying to rape her. Donna has been fighting for Charmaine's freedom for... Read More →

Sunday June 21, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
State Hall: Room 131