Aug 26, 2020
Brittany White is a brilliant organizer and strategist for Faith in Action’s LIVE FREE program. Brittany- who is herself a formerly incarcerated person - leads the decarceration campaign, where she uses her voice and experiences to activate imaginations and cultivate lives of dignity for formerly and currently incarcerated people. In this episode, we talk about how Brittany is working to shift stories of incarceration from narratives of shame to narratives of liberation. We reflect on the COVID-19 crisis, its impact on our incarcerated kindred, and how faith leaders can meaningfully show up during moments of uprising. And we learn how her leadership is rooted in her faith and grounded in resistance. Show Notes: You will hear Brittany address Rev. Mathews as "Merm." The nickname is derived from his initials MRM and is frequently used by his colleagues. Visit http://www.livefreeusa.org to learn how you can support Brittany's work.