Black Lives Matter

The systematic racism of incarceration is acknowledged more often than the persistent forms of antiracism among incarcerated people. Black Lives Matter is a movement and a demand for people in prison too. Here we gather writings and testimonies from people incarcerated in Washington on Black Lives Matter, especially inspired by the summer 2020 protests against police violence. Readers should check the WPHP archive for the longer history of antiracist protest in state prisons.

+ “Resilient” [A poem]
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+ “I am That” [A poem]
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+ “Summer Breeze” [A poem in memory of Summer Taylor]
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+ “Saint George Floyd” [A poem in memory of George Floyd]
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Updates from the University of Washington Bothell's Project on Mass Incarceration in Washington State