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Prison-Industrial Complex: Social Control in the Era of Globalization (A Popular Education Toolkit), The


Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide


Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide







Project South, 9 Gammon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30315, Phone: 404-622-0602 Fax: 404-622-6618





The Prison-Industrial Complex: Social Control in the Era of Globalization is a popular education toolkit. Project South is a broad-based, community-driven membership organization that develops popular political and economic education and action research for organizing and liberation. We develop indigenous popular educators and movement leaders from grassroots and scholar-activist backgrounds, bringing them together on the basis of equality to engage in building a bottom-up movement for social and economic justice. This toolkit is a gathering of resources, experiences, ideas, lessons learned and visions for building a movement to stop the prison-industrial complex. Inside is a workshop, popular education tools, contact lists and other resources to help you talk about the prison-industrial complex with others in your community. The primary intended audience is people with an interest in prison and/or globalization issues, but seeking a deeper understanding of the prison-industrial complex. Some participants may have no understanding at all. The secondary intended audience is globalization activists. The focus in both settings is to introduce basic concepts and history, and to reach a common analysis of the PIC as a domestic impact of neoliberalism. It is not necessary for participants to have a history of working together. We recommend no more than 25 participants per workshop. While this workshop can stand alone, we recommend it be linked to others. Specifically, we suggest a series including some introductory workshops on globalization and more in-depth time spent on the criminal injustice system. It is important that local work is linked to international trends, but it is also important that we do our work strategically. Spend time during each workshop strategically thinking about how local organizing will be impacted by issues presented in the workshop. Remember, use the tools in this book as a beginning - then change and shape them into an educational process that works for you.




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