The Political Education group of the 5C Prison Abolition Collective is hosting a semester-long speaker series this spring! We will be bringing many amazing scholars, activists, and filmmakers to campus as part of the series, as well as hosting an alumni panel and other exciting events. We are excited to announce that Saturday, April 8, we will be joined by Amber-Rose Howard, executive director of CURB.
Ms. Amber-Rose Howard is a poet, public speaker and organizer from Pomona, California. Experiencing a felony conviction as a young adult propelled Amber-Rose into a lifetime commitment of organizing against the Prison Industrial Complex and building up the power of Black people and all others impacted by state violence and racial capitalism. Amber-Rose holds a BA in Communication Studies concentrated in Public Argumentation & Rhetoric from California State University, San Bernardino. She is a graduate of the Women’s Foundation of California, Women’s Policy Institute Fellowship, the Just Leadership USA, Leading with Conviction Fellowship and a proud member of All of Us Or None. Amber-Rose currently serves as Executive Director of Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB). CURB is a Black-led statewide coalition of more than 80 grassroots organizations. Their three point mission is to reduce the number of incarcerated people in California; reduce the number of prison and jails in California; and shift wasteful spending away from incarceration and toward healthy community investments. You can read more about CURB here: https://curbprisonspending.org/about/.
We are so thrilled to hear from Ms. Amber-Rose Howard about her lifelong organizing as well as her insights from the policy side of abolitionist work.. The event will be held at The Hive Studio 1 at 3 pm.