Unlocked Voices: There is no justice in the justice system.
"Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings." - Angela Davis
Mobilizing music and faith communities to unlock the voices of millions of people impacted by the violence of mass incarceration in the US.
"We are women all, and what wrongs you murders me." - Beulah Richardson
Women are the fastest-growing prison population in the US, with over 1.2 million women under correctional supervision.
The violence of these systems radiates far past prison, jail, and detention center walls - 1 in 4 women has a family member in prison, and this affects families, housing, job security, and so much more.
Imagine if we mobilized to change that.
"It seems to me that our nation needs an interracial and interfaith coalition of principled people committed to the hard work of abolishing mass incarceration." - Rev. Raphael Warnock
Artists and the faith leaders gather and inspire people to open their hearts and minds.
Together with the Multifaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration, we are harnessing the powers of live music and faith to unlock the voices of the women and girls harmed by mass incarceration.
Our Unlocked Voices concert series brings the music and faith communities together to amplify the stories of formerly-incarcerated folks across the nation and raise funds and support for local organizers in NYC, LA and ATL.
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Virtual Concert Series and Stories
Our Virtual Concert Series is returning in 2021 to NYC, LA, and ATL, featuring musicians, grassroots leaders, and women sharing their stories of these unjust systems in each city.
Thanks to everyone who helped make our 2020 concerts a success! With your participation, we raised $25K in support of community organizations in TN, MA, TX, and NC, and share the stories of 7 formerly incarcerated leaders. View the stories from our 2020 concerts below, and stay tuned for more on our 2021 concerts.