Come find out about the intersections of mass incarceration, criminal justice and the environment.
An organizer with the Prison Ecology Project will be discussing the Project’s effort to get the EPA to recognize environmental justice impacts on prisoners, and an effort to stop the construction of a new maximum security federal prison on 700 acres of endangered species habitat in eastern Kentucky.
We’ll also be showing an excerpt from Up The Ridge, a documentary about the prison-building boom in Appalachia’s coal country, and other short films on the prison/ecology connection.
Requested Donations: $6 $10 $15 sliding scale for event (no one turned away for inability to pay.) Money raised will support the Prison Ecology Project
Location/Directions: THE COMMONS is an open and collaborative movement building space, near the Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway stop in downtown Brooklyn. at 388 Atlantic Avenue, Between Hoyt and Bond.
For more info: PrisonEcology.org
Check out the PEP crowdfunding campaign: http://igg.me/at/prisonecology
Event co-sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild, Prison Legal News/Human Rights Defense Center, New York Environmental Law and Justice Project, National Police Accountability Project, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Hudson Valley Earth First!, Marxist Education Project, NYC Anarchist Black Cross, Movement Media, Prison Project of Sante Fe and others TBA