Freedom-Making in an Age of Mass Incarceration

April 13, 2021


Join the Pozen Center Human Rights Lab and White Snake Projects for a panel discussion about what freedom-making means within the deeply carceral context of contemporary America. A Q&A will follow the moderated conversation.

This is the final event in a three-part series. We encourage you to register for Art as Transformation: Music and Drama for Incarcerated Youth (3/30) and Art and Imagination Inside Prisons (4/6) as well.

This series is a prelude to Death By Life, a virtual opera presented by White Snake Projects, which explores the intersection of systemic racism and mass incarceration.


Norris Henderson, Founder and Executive Director, Voice of the Experienced (VOTE)

Toussaint Losier, Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies, UMass-Amherst; editor, Rethinking the American Prison Movement

Erica Meiners, Professor of Education and Women’s and Gender Studies, Northeastern Illinois University; author, For the Children? Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Romarilyn Ralston, Program Director, Project Rebound; California Coalition for Women Prisoners

Beth Richie, Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice and African American Studies, University of Illinois-Chicago; author, Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation


Alice Kim, Director of Human Rights Practice, Pozen Center Human Rights Lab