Our media arts intern, Nate Mckowen, finishes his tenure by giving us all a lesson in gratitude during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wayne Kramer, a co-founding member of legendary proto-punk rock pioneers The MC5 and a 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame nominee, will perform a FREE concert with a lineup of local, formerly incarcerated musicians on Monday, January 20th – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Arizona – […]
Ending mass incarceration in Arizona and reversing decades of failed policies will require a bipartisan effort in 2020 led by those closest to this crisis. The ReFraming Justice Project of American Friends Service Committee-Arizona (AFSC-AZ) is responding by leading scores of formerly incarcerated people and the families of […]
For too long, Arizona has lagged far behind the rest of the nation on criminal justice reforms. Why? Because prosecutors and other powerful system actors continue to perpetuate false narratives in order to garner support for their failed “tough-on-crime” policies. In 2020, AFSC-AZ’s #ReFramingJustice project will bring scores […]
Join us Monday night, January 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. for an exciting Kick Out the Jams for Justice! event with Wayne Kramer (MC5, Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Guitarists of All Time) and a full band of formerly incarcerated musicians and other local players who will *JAM FOR […]
Grace Gámez, PhD, ReFraming Justice (RFJ) Project Coordinator & Founder AFSC-Arizona works to reduce incarceration through state sentencing reform, fighting prison and detention expansion, and improving conditions of confinement. Maybe the most important piece of this work is not just including, but following the lead of people who […]
by Grace Gámez, Ph.D. | Earlier this month, I traveled to Montgomery, Alabama, to attend the 2019 FreeHer conference – a gathering of system-involved women organized and hosted by The National Council of Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls. The conference was kicked off with a visit to the […]