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Since 2014, we have been setting aside time the second week of February for Locked in Solidarity, as CCDA’s National Awareness & Action Day on Mass Incarceration. Locked in Solidarity creates the space needed to listen to stories of people in our communities who are directly impacted, to learn about the greater impact of mass incarceration, to pray, and to engage public sector officials who have the power and position to impact change.
We invite you to join us by learning more and loving those affected by incarceration in your community. Then, we encourage you to courageously take a step to host awareness events and advocate for them in your spheres of influence.
Get started today.
Reading through the LIS toolkit will give you a great basis for learning about mass incarceration and for equipping you to raise awareness in your community. Take time to peruse our resources and grow in your understanding. Then, you can do something as simple as a one-time screening of When They See Us, 13th, Just Mercy or Dominique Gilliard’s video series on Rethinking Incarceration and have a discussion afterwards. Or you can do a full on week long series of events, including an open mic night, testimonies from those formerly incarcerated, preaching your Sunday sermon around justice, etc. More ideas are available in the toolkit and in the links below.