Oct 11, 2019
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.