February 25, 2023 at Women Building Up
This live event at Women Building Up celebrated both the launch of Renewable and the clear and unflagging efforts of Renewable Rikers advocates and prison abolition activists. The program included a roundtable discussion about decarceration and environmental justice with guest speakers Sharon White-Harrigan (Women's Community Justice Association), Darren Mack (Freedom Agenda), and Judy Clark (Hour Children & Survivor’s Justice Project), moderated by Rebecca Bratspies (CUNY Law & Center for Urban Environmental Reform); a video screening; a live/virtual dance improvisation with dancers Dani Cole, Irene Hsi, Jill Sigman, Stacy Lynn Smith, Paty Solórzano, Kayva Yang, and Rishauna Zumberg; and homemade soup by Keila Pulinario of Chi-Chi's Kitchen!
The event was co-sponsored by jill sigman/thinkdance, the Center for Urban Environmental Reform, and the Women's Community Justice Association at Women Building Up, a project of Tides Center. This event is a supported project of Broadway Advocacy Coalition.
Video and editing by Milan Eldridge. Additional footage by Sisa Bueno.