Abolishing Legal Slavery in New York: #FixThe13thNY Campaign Launch – Next100
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Abolishing Legal Slavery in New York: #FixThe13thNY Campaign Launch

Help launch the #FixThe13thNY campaign on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The livestream below will begin at the time of the event.

“It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join Next100 and the #FixThe13thNY on January 17, 2022, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to launch our campaign that will work to abolish forced labor and improve wages and working conditions for the incarcerated in New York State. We will work to end exploitation and value the humanity of all people, including individuals who are incarcerated.

You will hear from: 

  • Vidal Guzman, #FixThe13thNY & Next100
  • Grace Ortez, #FixThe13thNY, Freedom Agenda, & Dream Deferred, Inc.
  • Darren Mack, Freedom Agenda
  • Tyrrell Muhammad, Correctional Association of New York
  • Donna Hylton, A Little Piece Of Light
  • Shear Avory, New Pride Agenda
  • Lisa Zucker, New York Civil Liberties Union & 13 Forward Campaign

Can’t make it? No problem! Show your support for #Fixthe13thNY and Next100 by signing up to join the campaign here, forwarding this invite to your network, signing up for our newsletter, following us on Twitter, or making a tax-deductible donation.

About the Author

Vidal Guzman Criminal Justice

Vidal Guzman is a New York City-based community organizer who has worked with the End Qualified Immunity Campaign, Black Lives Matter, and Just Leadership USA. At Next100, Vidal works to end the forced labor of incarcerated people currently allowed under the U.S. Constitution and New York State law, and to improve wages and training opportunities for the incarcerated. Vidal draws on his experience as a formerly incarcerated young person, initially incarcerated at 16, after being tried as an adult.

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