Race, Labor, & Incarceration

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Monday, January 28, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)

Cortelyou Commons, DePaul University
2324 N Fremont St
Chicago, IL 60614

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Racialized mass incarceration has received increased attention lately. However, the topic of labor—before, during, and after incarceration—has been less discussed. Critics connect prison labor to a form of modern day slavery, reliant on systemic exploitation. But the struggles of the formerly incarcerated to find meaningful, non-exploitative work is also a major issue in need of examination. The Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies and the DePaul Center for Labor Education invite you to a discussion with experts, advocates and activists engaging the complexities linking race, labor, and mass incarceration. The panel will include representatives from Workers Center for Racial Justice, Equity and Transformation (E.A.T.) Chicago, Chicago Workers’ Collective, and SEIU-HCII.

Refreshments will be provided.

Walking directions from the Red Line Fullerton stop to get to Cortelyou Commons:

  • Walk east on Fullerton, on the south side of the street.
  • Pass the DePaul Art Museum and walk for about one block.
  • At the iron gates on your right, turn right/south onto Fremont Street (there is no street sign, and you can only walk onto this street).
  • Keep going about 100 feet, and Cortelyou Commons will be the large, older, grey building on your right. It sits mid-way between Fullerton Ave. and Belden St.

For more information contact abd@depaul.edu or (773) 325 – 7510

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