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Check Out Our Panel at the Left Forum this Weekend

June 5, 2013

left-forum2013This Sunday, June 9th at 10AM, one of our collective members will be on a panel entitled, “Addressing Sexual Violence While Opposing the Prison Industrial Complex” at the Left Forum.

This panel is bringing together a group of thought leaders on restorative justice practices, community response to sexual violence, why burnout happens in radical response projects, and how we can look for ways to end both sexual violence and the prison industrial complex. Moderated by Katy Otto, a consultant with over a decade of experience in violence prevention, women’s issues, youth development, survivor solidarity, and the arts who co-founded the national Visions in Feminism conference, this panel will feature:

Layne Mullett & Leon Tyer: members of Decarcerate PA, a grassroots campaign working to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania. Decarcerate PA demands that PA stop building prisons, reduce the prison population, and reinvest money in our communities.

Quentin Walcott: Co-Executive Director of CONNECT NYC, which is pushing communities to redefine manhood and is building a society that embraces equality, mutuality and rejects violence in communities as the status quo. An anti-violence activist and educator, he has spent the last 18 years addressing a critical part of the equation to stopping violence against women: men. Quentin has developed and launched some of New York City’s only programs aimed at transforming bystanders, men and boys, and even batterers into allies and activists against all forms of violence.

and SNY’s very own Kat Randolph!

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