Love Resists Webinar Resource - Love Resists Criminalization: Mass Incarceration, Deportation, and Surveillance Today

By Hannah Hafter

In November 2017, we held a powerful webinar exploring the ways that individuals are criminalized for their identities and offered ways to resist this criminalization of our communities.
Love Resists Criminalization: Mass Incarceration, Deportation, and Surveillance Today

The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the entire world - and who ends up detained has a lot more to do with race, sexual orientation and gender identity, mental illness, immigration status, and poverty than what they are detained for. We see criminalization in action when undocumented immigrants receive felony criminal convictions for re-entering the country after deportation, when police officers have quotas to meet for a number of arrests and fines and go into communities of color to meet those quotas, and when Muslims nationally live under enhanced surveillance in the name of "counter-terrorism."

Hear from organizers on the front lines of resisting criminalization and learn where you can fit into this growing social movement.

Speakers include:

  • Jacinta Gonzalez, Field Director, Mijente
  • Fatima Ahmad, Deputy Director, Muslim Justice League
  • Jamila Hammami, Executive Director, Queer Detainee Empowerment Project
  • Ruth Idakula, Co-Director of the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal/ Dignity in Schools Coordinating Committee Member

Moderated by Hannah Hafter, Senior Program Leader for Activism, UUSC

The webinar recording is available on the UUSC's YouTube Channel. You can also access our in-depth discussion guide on criminalization online.