august 2011

Read reviews of legal scholar Michelle Alexander’s award winning book The New Jim Crow, which explains how the prison system is the new Jim Crow. This title won the 2011 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction. Further browsing will reveal the author’s bio, excerpts, and event calender.

Read about The New Jim Crow & Watch the Interview with Michelle Alexander

Learn more about the film Freedom Riders, a documentary about the group of courageous young Civil Rights activists who called themselves the Freedom Riders. It follows their activities in the 1960s throughout the Deep South and provides an inside look at the figures on both sides of the issues. A must see for advocates of non-violent social action.

The Freedom Riders

Find out more about Prison Dharma Network (PDN) , a “nonsectarian, contemplative support organization for prisoners, prison volunteers and correctional professionals.” Learn how PDN works to provide effective tools for self-transformation and rehabilitation. Also, be sure to check out their publication section, Prison Dharma Press.

Prison Dharma Network

CNN has joined the fight to end modern day slavery. Among many other stories, read a startling report on how more than 500 people were rescued from slavery in India. Also, look at statistical information about how countries around the world are affected by slavery.

CNN Feedom Project

Girl Scouts, yoga, books and puppies, take a look at how 8 organizations with different aims are helping folks who live on the inside.

What the Outside Can Do for the Inside

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