Beyond Alternatives to the Prison Industrial Complex
September 18, 2020
- 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. ET
co-hosted with Firestorm Books
Join Maya Schenwar, Victoria Law, and organizers from The Steady Collective and Blue Ridge Anarchist Black Cross for a virtual discussion.

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This event is co-hosted by Firestorm Co-Op:


As mainstream public opinion has begun to turn against mass incarceration, political figures on both sides of the spectrum are pushing for reform. But—though they’re promoted as steps to confront high rates of imprisonment—many of these measures are transforming our homes and communities into prisons instead. In Prison by Any Other Name, two activist journalists reveal the way the kinder, gentler narrative of reform can obscure agendas of social control and challenge us to question the ways we replicate the status quo when pursuing change.


Maya Schenwar is the editor-in-chief of Truthout. She is the author of Locked Down, Locked Out and the co-editor of the anthology Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? She lives in Chicago.


Victoria Law is a freelance journalist and author of Resistance Behind Bars and co-editor of Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind. She is a co-founder of NYC Books Through Bars and lives in New York.


The Steady Collective is an Asheville, NC-based organization that aims to improve overall community health by reducing the rate of drug overdose and the spread of infectious disease with education, advocacy, and direct services.


Blue Ridge Anarchist Black Cross is a community defense organization and collective of anarchists who believe that jails and prisons, rather than offering a solution to the harms people commit against themselves and their communities, instead make social problems worse.