RELEASE Town Hall on Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration

From the Leeway foundation and Bread and Roses:

You’re invited on March 25 for the RELEASE Town Hall on Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration.

To register, click here:

We invite people organizing to end mass incarceration, detention, and deportation. We invite people organizing to end violence against women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people. And we invite all those people whose lives demand that we organize to end all these systems of oppression at the same time. 

In this town hall event, we will use creative arts expression and small group discussions to reflect honestly together on the fears that divide us and to build a shared vision for community safety and individual safety that doesn’t rely on imprisonment.


Friends Center in Philadelphia, 1501 Cherry Street
The space is fully wheelchair accessible.
Childcare and food will be provided. 

Questions? Contact Aarati Kasturirangan, 215.731.1107 ext. 206,

This town hall is part of RELEASE, an ongoing exhibition and program series that explores the intersection of gender justice and mass incarceration. RELEASE is co-presented by Bread & Roses Community Fund and the Leeway Foundation. RELEASE aims to provide shared spaces for women, transgender, and gender non-conforming survivors of the prison industrial complex, local artists, cultural producers, and activists to critically reflect and build power for change.

Community Partners:
1Love Movement*
Address This!
Art Sanctuary
Attic Youth Center
BlackStar Film Festival
Books Through Bars
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Decarcerate PA
Feminist Public Works
Gender Reel
Girls Justice League*
Hearts on a Wire
I’m Free*
Institute for Community Justice*
Let’s Get Free
Morris Home
National Clearing House for the Defense of Battered Women
PA Innocence Project
People’s Paper Co-op and Expungement Project
Philadelphia FIGHT*
Philly Student Union*
Phoebus Criminal Justice Initiative
Reconstruction Inc.*
Scribe Video Center
Sisters Returning Home
The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation
Trans Justice Funding Project
Trans Oral History Project
Trans Wellness Project
Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia, Inc.
Why Not Prosper?
William Way Community Center
Women’s Way*
Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project
Rev. Rhetta Morgan, Leeway grantee
Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Leeway grantee
Lori Waselchuk, Leeway grantee

*The person listed or one or more representatives from the organization or project listed have participated in the planning committee.