Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Border, and Global Crisis
Wed, April 17, 2013 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • SZB 284
We invite you to join us on April 17th for a discussion of the recently published Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders and Global Crisis (UGA Press). Contributors to this important collection, Bob Libal and Lauren Martin, will be taking part in the conversation, led by editor Jenna Loyd.
The crisis of borders and prisons can be seen starkly in statistics. In 2011 some 1,500 migrants died trying to enter Europe, and the United States deported nearly 400,000 and imprisoned some 2.3 million people—more than at any other time in history. International borders are increasingly militarized places embedded within domestic policing and imprisonment and entwined with expanding prison-industrial complexes.
Beyond Walls and Cages challenges the idea that borders and prisons create safety, security, and order. Instead,walls and cages fortify wealth and power inequalities, racism, gender and sexual oppression. Beyond Walls and Cages offers scholarly and activist perspectives on these issues and explores how the international community can move toward a more humane future, and seeks to foster the understanding that freedom of movement and freedom to inhabit are necessarily connected and important for creating a more just and free world. More information at http://beyondwallsandcages.com/.
Sponsored by: Department of Geography and the Environment, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, and the Social Justice Institute of the Community Engagement Center.