Commemorate Black August | Support Prisoner Led Organizing

Critical Resistance joins the many fighting against the prison industrial complex in commemorating this month as Black August. In a month dedicated to prisoners’ reflection, education, struggle, and solidarity, we take the time to reflect on and be inspired by the deep legacy of Black resistance in August as we continue to work against jail expansion in San Francisco and Los Angeles, policing in Oakland and Portland, and advance calls to shut down the notorious Attica prison in New York.

A central part of our work, and particularly significant during Black August, is to uplift the voices of imprisoned people struggling against their oppression. Next month, two important events are taking place, organized by currently and formerly imprisoned people. Please see below for more information, and join us in amplifying the powerful movement behind prison walls.