April 19, 2014 @ The Evergreen State College
Olympia, Washington, U.S.A
Featuring a keynote discussion with Angela Davis and Noura Erakat.
7:00 PM at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Join us for a day-long conference featuring plenaries, workshops, networking opportunities, and plans for action to address systems of mass incarceration in the U.S. and Palestine. Click here for a sample of our conference offerings!
As the illegal occupation of Palestine persists, similarities between current Israeli policy and that of apartheid regimes of the past have become more apparent than ever. Within Israel’s matrix of control, the domination of Palestinians is largely reinforced through Israel’s policy of mass arrest and incarceration. Since 1967, more than 726,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israeli forces.
In the United States, past policies of segregation and domination have continued through the mass incarceration of people of color. While people of color make up only 30% of the United States’ total population, they constitute over 60% of people imprisoned in the U.S. today.
Both Israel and the United States, countries which came to existence through brutal colonial projects, rely on a system of racialized social control whose primary means of enforcement is the mass incarceration of subjugated populations. Yet Again As Captives: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. & Palestine seeks to explore the core issues surrounding this system of control and to empower those in attendance to act against it.
CO-SPONSORED BY: TESC Students For Justice in Palestine; Gateways for Incarcerated Youth; Al Shabaka; WhyIslam.org, a project of Islamic Circle of North America; Creating Dangerously: Experiments in Feminist and Diaspora Art (TESC program); Friends of Sabeel North America; Current Economic and Social Issues (TESC program); Abolish Cops and Prisons; Christian Peacemaker Team; The Jericho Movement; Washington Incarceration Stops Here (WISH); Peter Miller & Lee Knightly; Diane Adkin; No New Jim Crow Seattle; Palestine Solidarity Committee -Seattle; Alliance For Global Justice; Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation;International Trauma Treatment Program; Books to Prisoners; Media Island International; Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights; Oregon Jericho; Evergreen Political Information Center; Political Economy of Media (TESC Program); Portland Anarchist Cross; Olympia Food Co-op; and Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign.