Beyond the Bars was previously postponed in solidarity with the the Graduate Workers of Columbia Union strike to fight for a fair contract. The Union has reached a tentative agreement which you can read more about here: https://columbiagradunion.org/. Beyond the Bars: Towards Freedom has now been rescheduled and the new dates are the evenings of May 6th, 7th, 13th, 20th and 27th. If you are already registered for the conference, you do not need to re-register. If you are registered for any of the events, you will receive an email and link for all of the events throughout May.
Mourning Our Losses is a crowd-sourced memorial to honor the lives of people who died in prisons, jails, and immigration detention facilities in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. We remember the lives of people who died from exposure to abominable public health conditions, as residents and as employees. Mourning Our Losses seeks to restore dignity to the faces and stories behind the statistics of death and illness from behind bars. We believe that a loss of any human life warrants mourning. We are united in our effort to honor our fallen brothers and sisters by telling their stories. We offer a platform for grief, healing, community, and reflection for all those touched by this preventable tragedy.
The Freedom Takes is a podcast from the Million Book Project, produced for listeners in prison and out, that explores the relationship between literature and freedom. The Freedom Takes podcast is available for download on Apple Podcasts. A still-image movie version of The Freedom Takes podcast is also available on YouTube for closed-circuit TV channels to broadcast the show. Higher education in prison programs and any other in-prison education programs should contact the Million Book Project at email@example.com for the captioned video file versions for play on closed-circuit TV channels.