Selma to LA: How Civil Rights History Inspired Criminal Justice Reform and Measure R February 25, 2020. Our Prism. Measure R was passed in California in March of 2020, allowing mentally ill Black people to receive medical care and not the unfair torture of incarceration. Patrisse delves into how civil rights history inspired a movement

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Incarcerated People Are Bracing for COVID-19: Q&A with a Woman Whose Brother Is On the Inside March 20, 2020. Our Prism. On the heels of Measure R passing in the state of California, Patrisse Cullors interviews a woman whose brother is still incarcerated, with COVID-19 raging within jails. Forced within prison walls, many with minor

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In Chicago, a Victory for Police Torture Survivors Has Turned Into a Long Wait December 19, 2019. Our Prism. Chicago, like many cities in the nation, has a history with miscategorizing Black children as adults, and killing or torturing them in the streets, robbing them of their childhood.  Black communities have been trying to establish

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Prioritizing Healing Through Art During COVID-19: Q&A with Cultural Architect Damon Turner April 30, 2020. Our Prism. Patrisse and art curator Autumn Breon Williams met with cultural architect Damon Turner for an interview on art and its impact on the pandemic (and visa versa) in Patrisse’s Prism series on conversations about the impact of COVID-19

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New PBS Documentary, ‘Bedlam,’ Spotlights How People with Mental Illness Are Funneled into Prisons April 13, 2020. Our Prism. COVID-19 has highlighted the existence of a pandemic, and it’s not the novel coronavirus. A virus that has festered for far too long is how the prison system treats the mentally ill, and this PBS documentary

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The Role of Art and Music During a Pandemic: Q&A with Grammy-Nominated Artist Nana Kwabena April 29, 2020. Our Prism. Patrisse and art curator Autumn Breon Williams sat down with grammy-nominated artist Nana Kwabena to discuss how musical artists are expressing themselves during these strange times and why art in general is so essential to

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