Original air date: February 26 2013
This episode features interviews with Jason Lydon, founder of anti-prison queer organization Black and Pink, and Shawna Potter, coordinator of Hollaback Baltimore.
Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Their work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. They are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.
Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world. They work together to better understand street harassment, to ignite public conversations, and to develop innovative strategies to ensure equal access to public spaces. One of their major strategies is the use of smartphones to document, map, and share incidents of street harassment.