The prison system as it exists, as a modern day extension of slavery and an institution built to sustain white supremacy and capitalism, needs to be abolished as we work towards creating new systems of transformative accountability for those who cause harm. Here are some ways your law school can participate in the NLG's Student Week Against Mass Incarceration.
- NLG publishes complete Radical Law Student Manual
- Guildies gear up for annual Law for the People Convention in Oakland, CA
- New column, "Beyond Bars": Voices from NLG Jailhouse Lawyers
- People's Tribunals Deliver Justice for Victims of Human Rights Violations
- Chicago Activists Obtain Reparations for Chicago Police Torture Survivors
- NLG Legal Observers Monitor Toledo Nazi Counter-Protest
- NLG Goes to Cuba
- NLG-NYC Parole Prep Project Sees Sucessful Results
- Remembering Detroit Newspaper Strike 20 Years Later
Dozens of students with their mouths taped shut holding vigil on the stairs of the NYU student center. Hundreds of students lying prone in a "die-in" at the Columbia University holiday tree lighting. Thousands of people marching down streets, blocking highways, and crossing bridges to protest the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Akai Gurley and the lack of indictments for the officers responsible. Tens of thousands flowing down Broadway behind an eight-panel artwork depicting Garner's eyes.
The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the National Lawyers’ Guild came to the students’ side, sending a letter expressing concern regarding "the apparently biased manner in which these disciplinary proceedings were undertaken, and in the unwarranted severity of the agreements’ conditions. The University’s actions in this matter establish a chilling precedent for student campus speech on controversial issues, especially concerning Palestinian rights."