Tennessee Students and Educators for Social Justice is teaming up with the Vanderbilt Prison Project to co-host a Teach-In on Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 am to 4:30 pm, at the Nashville Public Library (615 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219). The purpose of this event is to connect death penalty abolition with broader issues of mass incarceration, such as the school-to-prison pipeline, the criminalization of poverty and homelessness, and private prisons. There will be a mix of issue-based workshops led by local activists, and first-person stories told by people who have been directly affected by these issues. This event is free and open to the public.
Please join our delegation, or rally with us to show your support! Bring signs and banners representing your educational institution, student group, fraternity or sorority, and/or academic disciplines. This is our chance to make a strong public statement as students and educators who are committed to social justice and to critical thinking about the death penalty and mass incarceration. Members of the wider community, including faith groups, activists, and community organizers are welcome to join our rally and delegation.