Bob Libal, executive director of Grassroots Leadership, will be participating in a symposium on mass incarceration in preparation for an ACLU lobby day at the Texas Capitol.
Texas has 94 university campuses and 114 state prisons (not counting jails, federal lockups, and juvenile facilities).
With more buildings to lock people up than to educate people, Texas must change its priorities. Ensuring that our children have a good education is one of the best ways to keep them out of the criminal justice system. Between 1980 and 2000 the ratio of growth in Texas corrections to higher education spending was 7:1.
Join us in Austin Feb 10-11. We'll discuss the causes of mass incarceration, how we can reduce it in Texas, and the criminalization of communities in Texas leading to skyrocketing incarceration rates. Plus you'll have a chance to meet your legislators at the Texas Capitol during Lobby Day.
Day 1 | Symposium
Sunday, February 10, 2pm-5pm followed by reception
Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown
111 East Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Day 2 | Lobby Day
Monday, Feb 11 9am-12pm
Meet at Texas AFL-CIO, 1106 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701