Slavery: The Prison Industrial Complex

                         

This round-table discussion examined the failed systematic machinery of mass imprisonment and the combined efforts under way to abolish it.  The discussion included prominent activists, artists who have documented the Angola Prison for years, and former prisoners—who provided a first-hand viewpoint. The participants came together to both inform the public and discuss strategies for change while reminding us of the crucial, invigorating and ever-present affinity between activism and art. This discussion was made possible Prospect 3; Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at Loyola University New Orleans; and Xavier University of Louisiana’s Office of Academic Affairs and their Program in African American and Diaspora Studies, The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Art, Women Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Mass Communications, and Communications Studies.