Left Forum is on in New York, March 14th-16th. I will be speaking on a panel on the Saturday 15th, from 5pm to 7pm (at the same time as Tariq Ali just for some competition).
BEYOND WALLS AND CAGES: LINKING IMMIGRANT RIGHTS AND PRISON ABOLITION MOVEMENTS
The criminalization of migration builds on the nearly three-decade long project of mass incarceration. How can we understand how walls and cages target different groups of people, yet with similar effects, and how can the prison abolition and immigrant justice movements learn from and support each other?
Andrew Burridge – Geography, University of Southern California, “Might a theory and politics of open borders manifest themselves spatially and challenge current forms of border securitization and militarization?”
Trishala Deb – Audre Lorde Project, “The intersections of racism, transphobia, and homophobia for immigrant community members, particularly around issues of enforcement and incarceration”
Micol Seigel – African American Studies, African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, “Zero Tolerance Goes South: focus on the international police consulting of former NYPD and current LAPD Police Chief William Bratton”
Seth Freed Wessler – Research associate, Applied Research Center