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The New Jim Crow

The purpose of this page is to share information and generate movement building on the issues of mass incarceration and the criminal justice system.  The goal is to end this racial-caste system coined as, The New Jim Crow.  This page is inspired by the book The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander.  Alexander's book has brilliantly unraveled the plan to criminalize young Black and Brown men in America and provides solutions to fight this injustice system.  We recommend all who are interested in these issues to, Read and share the book. & watch Michelle Alexander speak here.  

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Operation SNUG - panel discussion on Jim Crow and the role of Police

Operation S.N.U.G. (“guns” spelled backwards) is a multi-faceted, community empowerment
and youth development approach in response to the increase in gun and gang violence by youth
and young adults throughout New York State.

They held a panel discussion on Malcolm X Blvd on youth violence, police community relations, and Jim Crow.  Here is video from the event.

Liberation Summer - Johanna Fernandez 

Johanna Fernandez describes the new organization, "Liberation Summer" outside of Manhattan Criminal Court while at a press conference in support of Joseph "Jazz" Hayden. The mission of Liberation Summer is to organize, mobilize, and resist criminalization, mass incarceration, structural racism, and xenophobia. We will unleash our collective creativity and imagine a world without prisons, without borders, without oppression.


Bob Gangi spoke at the annual Black, Puerto Rican, and Asian caucus in Albany New York.

Professor Gates, Wrong Attitude