The United States imprisons more people than any other nation in the world. U.S. jail & prison populations have gone from less than 200,000 in the 1970's to 2.2 million today.
This webinar's intended audience is DDBDDHH people. The goal is to understand trends in policing, healthcare, education, legal, and other systems that have led to what is now known as "mass incarceration." We will learn how education, foster, policing, legal & prison systems are connected, and learn how racism, ableism & classism within these systems create unjust outcomes for many marginalized communities.
Here are some examples of marginalized communities that experience unjust outcomes in these systems:
-Communities of Color (including native/indigenous, & immigrant communities)
We will show & discuss some signs that have been developed to refer to some of these concepts & learn some strategies that will help us protect ourselves & our communities when interacting with these systems.
ACCESS: Panelists will use ASL & English, and the webinar will be ASL/English interpreted & live-captioned. They will also be recorded. HEARD webinars are free to the public & have a max of 100 registrants. In January, our primary audience is DDBDDHH folks. If you're hearing, please register with a note that you are hearing. After approving DDBDDHH folks, if space remains, we'll accept hearing folks in order of RSVP. Other webinars will have different audiences.
COMMUNITY ACCOUNTABILITY: Please be patient & gentle with HEARD as we work hard to organize access-centered webinars. We're a volunteer-run organization & are doing our absolute best with this very new process. We expect that there will be a lot of learning before, during & after each webinar. With your support we will be able to adjust & improve each month. Access-centered organizing requires community support, so we are depending on you. Thank you.