Community Safety Act

Featured Image: A banner from the Providence Honk Fest, featuring the Community Safety Act as well as the logo of PrYSM. Text: MY SKIN COLOR IS NOT A CRIME Community Safety Act. Beth Nixon, 2016. The Providence Community Safety Act is a proposed city ordinance aimed at providing greater protection against police misconduct for marginalized communities…

National Prison Strike 2016

Featured image: A group of incarcerated people at Attica Correctional Facility raise clenched fists during the 1971 Attica Prison Uprising, following the release of their demands to the New York prison commissioner.  Source: “Attica Whistleblower.” AP Images. September 10, 1971. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with an incarcerated population of 2.4…

Dodging the Draft

Featured Image: The featured image is from a 1970 anti-war protest by Vietnam veterans of multiple races. The veterans standing at the front are holding a sign that reads “We won’t fight another rich man’s war!!!” The United States entered the Vietnam War to combat the spread of communism to the surrounding countries. Widespread opposition…