Grassroots Leadership Executive Director Bob Libal will speak at Oberlin College on October 3, 2013, at 7:30 PM. The presentation will take place in Wilder 112. Libal will discuss private prisons, immigrant detention, mass incarceration, and advocacy responses to these issues. Libal will also discuss Grassroots Leadership's efforts immigrant detention and criminalization through organizing, research, and legislative advocacy.
Libal is the co-chair of the Detention Watch Network (DWN) and edits the Texas Prison Bid'ness Blog. In addition, he founded the Hutto Visitation Program helped found the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition. His work has been quoted in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Huffington Post, The Nation, Business Insider, and many other local and national publications.