The fight against mass incarceration is a fight to fundamentally challenge the assumptions that drive our systems of policing, jails, and prisons in America. It’s also a fight against the practice of cash bail, and there are several groups in Madison who have banded together to take that on. The Free The 350 Bail Fund […]
Zon Moua and Bianca Gomez from Freedom Inc talk about the upcoming mall ban of unaccompanied kids at East Towne and West Towne malls. Freedom Inc supports the rights of youth by advocating for their interests and providing activities for young adults.
On February 10 at the Central Library in downtown Madison, a group of activists, DJs, and dance-party organizers hosted a panel discussion called Access Denied. It centered around nightlife in Madison, and the Access in question was access for traditionally marginalized people: trans people, people with disabilities, people of color, people struggling with addiction, and […]
Jan Miyasaki talks with M Adams from Freedom Inc about young activists’ reactions to the elections — and are later joined by Kevin Alexander Gray, regular contributor to Counterpunch and The Progressive, and author of “Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence“. Together they discuss the failure of neo-liberalism and the need for organizing at […]
Alix Shabazz, M Adams, and T Banks from Freedom, Inc. join Carousel Bayrd in the studio to talk about the past week in Madison, from black on black crime, racism in the community, Genele Laird, and the criminal justice system. You can find out more about Freedom Inc on Facebook, Twitter, and their website.
The Madison Police Department is readying a request for up to 40 new officers. But community organizers appealed to the City Council this week to direct money away from MPD into more community-led initiatives. Darien Lamen reports.