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WGST 3550 Prison Abolition: History, Theory and Practice: Week 14: Shut Down Rikers

Prof. Nadja Eisenberg-Guyot


Shut Down Rikers

Week 14: Listen

Citation: [Millennials Are Killing Capitalism] (2019, Oct. 11) Episode 39: No New Jails NYC featuring Ngozi Alston and Marlene Nava Ramos (56:36). Retrieved from:

This week we have a special episode with two organizers from the No New Jails NYC campaign. They are in a current struggle against jail construction in NYC, which is one of the most important abolitionist campaigns going on around the world right now. Ngozi Alston and Marlene Nava Ramos are volunteer organizers with No New Jails NYC, a multi-racial, multi-gender, and intergenerational campaign aimed to shut down Rikers without building new jails. Ngozi is also a community organizer with BYP100, and centers disability justice through a Black queer feminist lens in her work throughout NYC. Marlene is a member of the NYC Chapter of Critical Resistance, a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, and teaches at Lehman College and the Bard College Prison Initiative. Please listen to the episode and see how you can get involved ahead of key votes October 17th, in addition, listen to how you can start or get involved in a similar struggle wherever you are.

Week 14: Read

Week 14: Record

What does the fight against jail expansion look like in NYC?
Due:  12/6/2020

Week 14: Submit

For the final project: By 12/6 at 11:59 pm, please review the comments and feedback on your Zine contributions from your peers and the professor, and ask any clarifying questions using the comments feature in Google Docs.

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