Building Community for Liberation at Decarcerate and Chill

a large group of people pose for a photo in front of a stage

We're fond of the saying: “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together." That's why we gathered together on June 25th with our movement family for a festival of joy and liberation at Decarcerate and Chill. 

Mrs Dee Dee and Nikki Grant stand on the stage as DJ Ansharay spins records

Movements are built through relationships and liberation is won through community. On a hot summer Saturday, we shared food and listened to dope music courtesy of DJ Ansharaye.

Tyree Wallace looks at the camera as a crowd of people are gathered behind him

Sponsored by Abolitionist Law Center, Straight Ahead, Free The Ballot and our sister organization Amistad Movement Power, this gathering provided space for friends and family members of the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated people and supporters to connect and build with each other. After several years of the pandemic and in the midst of an uncertain and tumultuous times, our movement family is prioritizing these in real world spaces for connection. 

Members of Amistad Law Project, Free Them to Heal Us, CADBI and Abolitionist Law Center pose for a photo.

We're excited for what comes next! We're continuing to collaborate with Abolitionist Law Center, Straight Ahead, Amistad Movement Power and Free The Ballot to host more community building events. This fall we'll join with Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration for the 'Second Chances Keep Our Communities Safe' rally. When we move out together, the possibilities are endless. Sign up below to get involved and build this movement with us!

 

 

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