Healing Justice: Ending Mass Incarceration

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Wright Institute

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Berkeley, CA 94704

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Interdisciplinary conference at the intersections of psychology, mental health, and organizing to end mass incarceration.

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The Racial Justice Action Group, as part of Psychologists for Social Responsibility along with the Wright Institute Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Justice Teams Network would like to invite you to an interdisciplinary conference at the intersections of psychology, mental health, and organizing to end mass incarceration. The conference will take place on Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd from 9:30am - 4:00pm on both days.

This is a working conference rooted in the principles of liberation psychology, decolonial praxis, and anti-racist organizing. The intent is to build community and movement among mental health professionals and psychologists to end mass incarceration. We would like to invite organizers, psychologists, mental health professionals, students, attorneys, journalists, and anyone interested in how to address the trauma of mass incarceration.

The conference will build on the call to action raised by Psychologists for Social Responsibility in their 2016 statement on Torture, Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment and Racial Injustice in the United States.

The conference will include panels, breakout working groups, large group discussions, workshops, and engagement in action. We will collaboratively explore many questions, including:

  • What are the ethical responsibilities of psychologists working inside the system?
  • How would crisis intervention look like without the police?
  • What is the current state of the struggle against solitary confinement?
  • How can psychologists and clinicians contribute their skills to the movement?
  • How can communities protect one another in response to ICE raids?
  • How can we address torture in US prisons and jails?
  • How is trauma created and perpetuated by the system of mass incarceration?
  • How can knowledge of trauma help in addressing the issue?
  • How can we interrupt the school to prison pipeline?
  • What is the role of white supremacy and colonialism in creating and upholding this system?
  • What do we know about US political prisoners and how to support them?

We will provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks on both days with vegan and gluten free options.

In an effort to ensure that the conference is affordable for all, we are asking for a fee of $22 dollars for participation. However, we are committed to eliminating cost as a barrier to participation. As such, please email psysr.endmassincarceration@gmail.com if the cost is prohibitive in any way. Arrangements will be made for all who would like to attend.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

  • The Wright Institute building is ADA accessible.
  • All-gender restrooms are available on the second and third floors.
  • Please email us if you are willing to provide a ride to/from the event, or if you need a ride. We cannot guarantee an ability to provide a ride, but we will attempt to match requests and offers.
  • Parking is difficult on Saturdays - there is a mix of paid parking and 2 hour free parking in the surrounding streets.
  • Public transportation: The nearest BART station is Downtown Berkeley BART. From there, it is approximately a 1mile walk uphill. Alternately, you may take the 51B bus route from BART that will drop you off one block from the school.
  • Link for ONLINE PARTICIPATION for people who cannot attend in person. Please register, and we will send zoom link later.

Please email us if you have other accessibility needs not covered in this description.

For more information: psysr.endmassincarceration@gmail.com

CEU

We are working to provide CEU credits for the conference.

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  1. Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/334031234172260/
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