Full Circle 2-9-18: UnCommon Law

Tonight, we discuss incarceration.

From Angela Davis’ “Are Prisons Obsolete?” to Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow,” the surge of freedom fighters challenging our mass incarceration system is ever-increasing, particularly in light of growing ICE raids and the reign of violence targeting black and brown communities.

On tonight’s show:

  • I am honored to be joined by Keith Wattley, founder and executive director of UnCommon Law, for the entire hour.
  • We will listen to voices from UnCommon Law’s event, “UnCommon Heroes.”
  • We will discuss recent criminal justice reform efforts …
  • And … the changes Keith continues to envision in the fight for justice.

All that tonight on Full Circle.

LINKS

UnCommon Law

UnCommon Heroes Footage

Asian Prisoner Support Committee

California Coalition for Women Prisoners

“Life After Life” by Tamara Perkins Film Screening: tickets and info here.

Daniel “Nane” Alejandrez, Executive Director, Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos – spoke about being spiritually grounded behind bars and about the need for community

Washington ExaminerCriminal Justice Reform Poised to Take Off in 2018

About First Voice Apprenticeship

First Voice Apprenticeship is an apprenticeship program at KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley and is designed to provide comprehensive broadcast, technical, and administrative skills training in radio. First Voice also aims to build and strengthen community and empower our participants to find their voice and tell their stories. The First Voice program is based on community building, a collaborative work environment and passing on our skills and stories. We focus on bringing women and people of color into media and work in partnership with Pacifica community radio station KPFA and other community media outlets, both locally and nationally. The First Voice Apprenticeship Program is currently 18 months. Everyone is required to spend one business day each week working at KPFA, as well as two class nights. The dayshift is a three hour shift and apprentices do administrative and production tasks. The dayshift runs on an intergenerational group learning model, with each phase teaching the next, and integrates service to the station, skills acquired in classes, motivation and leadership.
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