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#PAWNY Connecting the Struggles: Abolition & Transformative Justice

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Canisius College Science Hall

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Buffalo, NY 14208

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Connecting The Struggles: Abolition and Transformative Justice

Hosted by Buffalo Anti Racism Coalition, Canisius College East Side Immersion Program, and Buffalo Save the Kids.

Canisius College Science Hall, Buffalo NY
September 21-23, 2018


Please join us for the first-ever Prison Abolition Western New York (PAWNY) Conference, a regional gathering of people working on issues related to prison abolition and mass incarceration. This conference is an opportunity for individuals and organizations to meet up and develop ideas and strategies to build a world beyond prisons.
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Here is the program schedule!
Sessions

Session 1 - Saturday, September 22, 9:00-10:20 AM*
Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 1013A

“Bail Reform in Erie County and New York State”
Presenters: Danielle Johnson, Open Buffalo and Prisoners are People, Too


Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 1013
“Abolition Lawyering and Political Prisoners”
Presenters: Saleem Holbrook, Abolitionist Law Center
Dustin McDanial, Abolitionist Law Center

Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 0064
“Prison Theology, Love, and Space-Making
Presenters: Chris Barbera, Jesus the Liberator Seminary of Religious Justice Heron Simmonds, VOICE-Buffalo

* There is a reserved safer space in Science Hall, Rm. 1028, which will be available throughout the day Saturday. There will be reiki for those who are interested as well as a quiet space for napping or decompressing. Also, the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement will have their solitary confinement simulation available in the Science Hall Commons all day.

Session 2 - Saturday, September 22, 10:30-11:50 AM

Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 1013A
“Life During and After Prison”
Presenters: Crystal Hayes, University of Connecticut
Seth Hayes, former political prisoner
Chuck Culhane, Western New York Peace Center

Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 1013B
“The National Lawyers Guild Statement on Abolition”
Presenter: Drew Friedfertig, National Lawyers Guild - Buffalo
Katie Tastrom, National Lawyers Guild - Buffalo

Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 0064
“The Carceral State Beyond the Prison”
Presenters: Josh Coene
Kathleen Contrino, Canisius College

Session 3 - Saturday, September 22, 1:30-2:50 PM

Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 1013A
“The Campaign for Parole Reform for All Incarcerated People”
Presenters: David George, Associate Director, Releasing Aging People in Prison
Jose Saldana, Community Organizer, Releasing Aging People in Prison
Anthony Dixon, Community Organizer, Releasing Aging People in Prison
Valerie Haynes, Northeast Political Prisoners Coalition

Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 1013B
“Unchained: Being Intentional About Inside/Outside Organizing”
Presenters: Derek Singletary, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Unchained
Emily NaPier Singeltary, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Unchained

Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 0064
‘The Power of Storytelling”
Presenters: Karima Amin, Prisoners are People, Too


Session 4 - Saturday, September 22, 4:00-5:20 PM

Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 1013A
“Muslim Political Prisoners and ‘Terrorism’
Presenters: Kathy Manley, Coalition for Civil Freedoms
Laila Yaghi, Coalition for Civil Freedoms

Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 1013B
“Bystander Intervention Training”
Presenters: Binghamton Progressive Leaders of Tomorrow

Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 0064
“Afrocentric Restorative Justice”
Presenters: Baba Eng, Prisoners are People, Too

Session 5 - Sunday, September 23, 9:30-10:50 AM

Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 1013A
“Restorative Practices”
Presenters: Dina Thompson, Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition
Rashawn Smalls, Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition
Saafir Northington, Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition

Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 1013B
“The Campaign Against Isolated Confinement”
Presenters: Jerome Wright, Coalition Against Isolated Confinement

Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 0064
Presenters: Shakeeta Redden, Just Resisting/Black Love Resists in the Rust
Natasha Soto, Just Resisting/Black Love Resists in the Rust


We look forward to seeing you!

This event is sponsored by the Immersion East Side Program of Canisius College and the Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition.

In struggle,
Prison Abolition Western New York 2018 Organizing Committee

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