Image from #FreeBresha event by sarah-ji @ flicker (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) (cropped)

December 16, 2016 - Alexis Goldstein

#FreeBresha, Reparations in Chicago, and Social Movements as Collective Art Making: Mariame Kaba Interview (E17)

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Humorless Queers speaks to Mariame Kaba (@prisonculture), organizer, educator and curator. We discuss the #FreeBresha campaign, the fight for reparations in Chicago, the #Medicare4all campaign, art in social movements, and “social movements as a form of collective art making.”

Kaba has worked with young people for over two decades in various capacities (as a teacher, mentor and organizer).   In 2009, she founded Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a long term vision of ending youth incarceration. Her work has extended from the classroom, to community-based settings, and to the streets. She currently organizes with Survived and Punished.

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Image via sarah-ji on flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) (cropped)

The theme for this show is the song “Missing You” by Jahzzar, also know as Javier Suarez. You can find his work at betterwithmusic.com.

prison abolition abolition / bresha meadows / chicago / mariame kaba / medicare / prison / prisonculture / reparations /

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