Beyond the Bars 2015

The 2015 Beyond the Bars conference was a powerful weekend that brought together people from different spaces and places to think critically about issues across the carceral continuum and discuss ways to work towards lasting, transformative justice. Kicked off by Michelle Alexander on Friday night, the conference included panels, performances and workshops that facilitated progress-driven conversations between people from diverse fields, backgrounds and perspectives about how we can address the injustices of the criminal justice system.

We continue to be humbled and amazed by the work of all our friends and colleagues and are grateful for your willingness to remain in community as we work towards practicing justice together. We are now in the process of compiling the Beyond the Bars Agenda for change, a brief publication that will bring the ideas, recommendations and calls for change that were voiced at the conference to a larger audience.  We look forward to sharing this with you once its completed later this spring.

The Friday night Kick-Off Event with Michelle Alexander and four of the Saturday panels were filmed and livestreamed and can be VIEWED HERE. In addition you also find the programs for Friday Night Program, and Saturday and Sunday Program.

We have compiled a list of organizations and other resources that were present in some way through out the weekend.  The list can be accessed by clicking List of Organizations at BTB 2015.

2015 Recap Video