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Saturday, June 20 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Organizing and Winning Against Mass Incarceration Locally

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We are taking it to the streets to assert Black Lives Matter and resist over 30 years of mass incarceration. How can we make lasting change? Combining research, community organizing, and storytelling, we can transform policy and culture. Panelists from Champaign, IL will discuss campaigns against surveillance and racial profiling, police militarization, and jail expansion. Participants will be invited to share issues their community is facing, develop strategies to take action, and leave with tools to confront mass incarceration.


Danielle Chynoweth

Center for Media Justice, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
Danielle is the Organizing Director at the Center for the Media Justice and co-founder of UCIMC. As a city council member, she helped establish a civilian review board of police. As a national organizer, she helped win net neutrality rules and pass the Local Community Radio Act.

Brian Dolinar

Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, Coalition for Police De-militarization
For over 10 years, Brian's investigative reporting at UCIMC transformed local policing and policies. He currently co-coordinates the Illinois Campaign for Prison Phone Justice and Coalition for Police De-militarization. He is a published author and teacher of African American cultural... Read More →

James Kilgore

First Followers Reentry, Build Programs Not Jails, Illinois Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
After 6.5 years in prison, James has become a published expert on mass incarceration and electronic monitoring. He co-coordinates the Illinois Campaign for Prison Phone Justice, Build Programs Not Jails campaign, and First Followers Reentry. He works at the Center for African Studies... Read More →

Rachel Storm

UI Women's Center, Outta the Mouths of Babes Radio Show, UCIMC
Rachel is Assistant Director of Women's Resources Center and PhD Student at UIUC. Rachel works at the intersection of feminism, racism and classism. She coordinates Outta the Mouths of Babes, a youth media program, and is a trained advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic... Read More →

Saturday June 20, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
State Hall: Room 137
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