Fearless Vision // Real Solutions
Exploring Native Strategies for Justice and Community-based Solutions Beyond Prisons
August 18th-20th, 2016
Oakland, CA at La Cultura Cura Cultural Arts Cafe
A three-day political education meeting for funders, organizers, supporters, and activists about current organizing strategies for safer, more humane, community-based alternatives to the current prison industrial complex.
Across the country and the political spectrum, from policy makers to people at home, people are calling for criminal justice reform and the end of mass incarceration. But what does effective reform look like? What transformation is necessary to end mass incarceration? What visions and solutions are being put forth by the communities most impacted by criminalization and incarceration? Fearless Vision // Real Solutions is a three-day political education meeting with a focus on Native American strategies for justice and organizing across identity and sectors of the movement. Experienced organizers and activists will share with us their vision and strategy from the front lines. Join the Criminal Justice Initiative (CJI) for deep learning and conversation toward becoming better funders, supporters, and activists in the growing national movement to end mass incarceration.
Day 1: Native Strategies for Justice
Thursday Day: Join us during the day for panel discussions with Native American organizers from across the country on responses to violence in Native communities and organizing on reservations and inside prisons.
Thursday Evening: Join us in the evening for a private screening of The Seventh Fire and a discussion with the filmmakers.
Day 2: Beyond Prisons
Friday Evening: Join CJI, grantees and members of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) for refreshments and freedom dreaming at a joint community fundraiser for CJI and CURYJ. Hear about the exciting work CURYJ, CJI and our grantees are doing to make the vision of restorative justice a reality.
Day 3: Toward Total Freedom
Saturday Day: Join us for a day of panel discussions with Bay area organizers and CJI grantees about where different identities and sectors of the criminal justice movement meet, how to navigate movement strengths and tensions so people are fully welcomed and valued in the movement to create a new system based on the principles of restorative justice.
All events will be held at La Cultural Cura Cultural Arts Cafe, a project of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ)
2289 International Blvd. Oakland, CA 94606