MAKE A CONTRIBUTION

We're raising funds to give DVDs of It's Criminal to high schools, libraries and community centers nationwide. We welcome your tax-deductible gift at networkforgood and we will gladly send copies to the location/institution of your choice.

SPONSOR A SCREENING

If you'd like to sponsor a screening of It's Criminal to help raise awareness about inequalities in the justice system and the United States, please contact us. The film works well for college campuses, retirement communities, film festivals, high schools, movie theaters and for a wide variety of non-profit organizations. We're happy to work with you to make a screening work! Email us at itiscriminal@gmail.com

HELP PASS THE DIGNITY FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN ACT

Introduced by Senators Warren, Harris, Booker and Durbin, this is a fantastic act. Please contact your Congressional Representatives and ask them to support it! LEARN MORE about the Act & SIGN A PETITION to help pass the Act

COLLABORATE WITH ORGANIZATIONS THAT USE ARTS TO ADVOCATE FOR EQUAL JUSTICE 

Telling My Story: Founded by Pati Hernandez, one of the professors featured in It's Criminal, Telling My Story is a non-profit organization that breaks down walls between socially isolated individuals and their communities using theater as a medium for social reflection and relationship building. Their programs develop self-awareness and communication skills with populations behind visible and invisible social walls — such as those created by incarceration, addiction, and poverty. Through writing and performing, people behind walls are empowered to reclaim their own voices and strengths. LEARN MORE

The Prison Arts Coalition: The Prison Arts Coalition (PAC) is an independent space and national network providing information and resources for people creating art in and around the American prison system. This is a good resource to find programs in your area that use arts in correctional facilities, where you may be able to volunteer. LEARN MORE

The Real Cost of Prison Project: The Real Cost of Prisons Project brings together justice activists, artists, researchers and women and men directly experiencing the impact of mass criminalization who are working to end the carceral state. This is a great resource for learning more about incarceration issues and they also have a great list of organizations for Activism and Organizing. LEARN MORE

LEARN MORE ABOUT INCARCERATION ISSUES

NPR PODCAST: This American War on Drugs LISTEN

VIDEO: Grace Lee Boggs and Immanuel Wallerstein, interview at the 2nd US Social Forum WATCH

READ

The Real Cost of Prisons Comix by Lois Ahrens and Craig Gilmore

A Question of Class by Dorothy Allison

The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit by Bruce K. Alexander

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the twenty-first Century by Grace Lee Boggs

Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis

Challenging the Prison Industrial Complex: Activism, Arts & Educational Alternatives by Stephen John Harnett

Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration? by Tara Herivel and Paul Wright

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Freire

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Mate

White Privilege and Male Privilege  by Peggy McIntosh

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