June 11

Mariame Kaba, Darian Agostini and Reign Rolon

“Community Safety Looks Like: Transforming Justice and Our Relationships”

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Organizers Darian Agostini, Mariame Kaba and Reign Rolon organized an immersive experience focused on imagining community safety and transformative justice. Participants discussed how the prison industrial complex devastates our communities and why we need to build a world without prisons, policing and surveillance.

Nolan Park, House 11, Governor’s Island


Mariame Kaba is the founder of Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a vision to end youth incarceration. A 2016 Soros Justice Fellow, Kaba is also a co-founder and member of the Survived and Punished Collective, and an organizer, educator and curator whose work focuses on racial justice, gender justice, transformative/restorative justice, ending violence, dismantling the prison industrial complex, and supporting youth leadership development. She has co-founded multiple organizations and projects over the years including We Charge Genocide, the Chicago Freedom School, the Chicago Taskforce on Violence against Girls and Young Women, the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander and the Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team (YWAT) among others. Mariame is on the advisory boards of the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials and the Chicago Community Bond Fund. Her writing has appeared in the Nation Magazine, the Guardian, In These Times, Jacobin, The New Inquiry and more. She runs the blog Prison Culture.

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