Jacqueline Hayes on New Sweatshops NYS, Public Lecture

March 6th, 2014 Comments off

stopdeportation2“The Parallel Histories of Wagelessness and Deportation,” 4:00 pm, Wed March 5th, Binghamton University, University Union 202 (old union).

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John Eason on Prison Towns Feb 26

February 22nd, 2014 Comments off

Eason3Professor John Eason, University of Texas A & M, speaking on “Finding Beauty in the Hideous:Prison Placement as Reputation Management,” Binghamton University campus, IASH room (base of library tower), February 26, 4:00pm.

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BC campaign for Alternatives to Incarceration

February 22nd, 2014 Comments off

A group of community and Binghamton University people, under the name of the BC campaign for alternatives to Incarceration, are mobilizing against the local sheriff’s and county plans to incarcerate yet more persons through the $5.7 million dollar expansion of the Broome County Jail. This parallels efforts in Ithaca and Cortland NY to coutner similar plans. On Feb 20th the campaigners, refused any time to present their case to the local county legislature, protested at the Broome County Executive’s annual state of the county speech. Pictures, pamphlets BC jail expansion pamphlet3., and news reports are attached.Local fox news report: bildeCredit: Cristopher Radder.

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Reuben Millar on Devolving Prisons Feb 19

February 15th, 2014 Comments off

mreubenUniversity of Michigan Professor Reuben Miller speaking on “”Devolving the Carceral State,” Binghamton University campus, IASH room (base of library tower), February 19, 4pm.

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Feb 1 Binghamton Workshop on Solitary Confinement

January 10th, 2014 Comments off


How the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC) can collaborate with people and groups in Binghamton, including to Support a New Bill Challenging Solitary

Saturday, February 1, 2014, 11 am
Southern Tier Independence Center
135 East Frederick St., Binghamton, NY

Please RSVP & send questions to: Sue Ruff at advocate@stic-cil.org.

Further information on the CAIC campaign Mcan be found at: www.nycaic.org.

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Public Lecture: Alan Rosenthal, Center for Community Alternatives

December 18th, 2013 Comments off

“In the Era of Mass Incarceration Every Sentence Lasts a Lifetime”
Wed Nov 20th
UU 111
Sponsored by the Harpur College Dean’s Speakers Series on Understanding De/Incarceration: Prospects, Policy, Theory


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Public Lecture: Roberto Franzosi

November 10th, 2013 Comments off

“Redemption: Race, Gender, and Violence in Georgia (1875-1930)”
Friday Nov 15th
UU 215


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Public Lecture: Dr. Ute Ritz-Deutch

November 7th, 2013 Comments off

“Drone Warfare and Extra-Judicial Killings”
Nov. 13, 2013
Sponsored by BU Amnesty International and the Sociology Departmentdrones

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October 10th, 2013 Comments off

Kelvin Santiago-Valles: Background and regional context of U.S. military interventionism in Syria
Brendan McQuade: Surveillance technology in the Middle-East and Binghamton
Mallory Mecca: Preparing for war on the Binghamton campus: ROTC and cyber-security research

Wednesday, October 9 7:30-9:30pm
Academic A Bldg. Room G008
Sponsored by: Binghamton Justice Projects, Students for Social Justice

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Education vs. Incarceration 2013

August 11th, 2013 Comments off

Education and Incarceration June52013Education and Incarceration in NYS: Recalculating the fate of New York’s Youth, from Cuomo to Cuomo, by William Martin and Andrew Pragacz.  June 5, 2013.

Almost fifteen years ago the Correctional Association of New York documented how New York’s governors and politicians had rapidly increased prison funding while cutting funding to higher education.  Current political announcements and media coverage suggest that these long-term trends may be faltering, and that a brighter future may await New York’s youth. In this report we examine this larger landscape for New York State’s youth. Looking at long-term trends, we highlight hopes for the future—and worries about the present. Among our most critical finding is the likely continuation of the inheritance of the past: a growing disparity, despite changes in mass imprisonment and higher education, in the life chances of poor, Black, and Latino youth across the state.

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