Join the Stanford Prisoner Advocacy and Resources Coalition (SPARC) for a screening of The Feminist on Cellblock Y, a documentary about an incarcerated man who created a feminist movement in a California prison. Watch the trailer here: https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2018/04/03/the-feminist-on-cellblock-y-trailer.cnn Snacks provided!
Join the Stanford Prisoner Advocacy and Resources Coalition (SPARC) for a screening of Untouchable, a documentary chronicling the passage of laws controlling people convicted of sex crimes and the human impact of those laws on both survivors and those convicted. Watch the trailer here and join us on Wednesday March 6 at 7 pm in […]
Join the Stanford Prisoner Advocacy and Resources Coalition (SPARC) for a panel discussion about mental health and incarceration. Please RSVP here as lunch will be provided. Joshua Mason is a formerly incarcerated undergrad who is a part of Underground Scholars at UC Berkeley. He has spent significant time in solitary confinement as a youth and […]
Please join the Criminal Law Society, the Stanford Prisoner Advocacy and Resources Coalition, and the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic for a lunch event to discuss the legal, journalistic, and political movement leading to Ramos v. Louisiana. In Ramos—which will be argued on October 7, 2019— the U.S. Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of permitting […]
Troubled by solitary confinement? Eager to get involved in curbing the torturous practice at Stanford, in California and beyond? Just curious to learn more? If so, join us as we begin to think about how we can work against this practice as students. On Tuesday, November 12th, we will meet over lunch from 12:45–2:00 to […]
Required training for PLS pro bono volunteers. SPILF lunch provided.
Interested in prisoner’s rights? Want to serve local incarcerated communities? Come learn more about Stanford Prisoner Advocacy and Resource Coalition (SPARC) in our informational meeting on Monday, September 27! This meeting will give you a snapshot of the work SPARC plans to do this year, including, but not limited to, inviting speakers and hosting panels […]
This training will be led by SLS's very own A.D. Lewis ('21) who will cover general skills for working with incarcerated people including, but not limited to, appropriate etiquette (e.g., language and behaviors to adopt and avoid) and effective mindsets (e.g., recognition of one’s own biases, stereotypes, and assumptions about prisoners). The training is mandatory […]
Robert Quackenbush, staff attorney at the Prisoners' Rights Project of the Legal Aid Society of New York, will come to campus to give a brief primer on the current formulation of qualified immunity. He'll then back up to the beginning to discuss how we got there – the passage of the Ku Klan Klan Act of […]
Join SPARC and OutLaw to write holiday cards to LGBTQ/HIV+ prisoners around the country to let them know they are loved and that someone is thinking about them this holiday season. Hope to see you at Neukom 102 on Thursday (11/18) from 6:30-7:30p. Writing supplies and refreshments will be provided!
Interested in hearing about mass incarceration from Alameda County's first Black chief public defender? A strong advocate for criminal system reform, Brendon Woods, will share his journey to public defense and his perspective on racial justice. Show Mr. Woods some love this Valentine’s Day by swinging by Room 280A from 12:45p-2p! Food will be provided!
Meet SPARC's board and learn about our work providing education opportunities and resources for people who are incarcerated while teaching and advancing abolitionist goals on campus and across the Bay Area. We'll gather in Crocker Garden and begin our brief presentation at 1 pm.
Join SPARC for a conversation with A.D. Lewis, Rita Lomio, and Jacob Hutt as they discuss their roles as lawyers at Prison Law Office. Prison Law Office is a nonprofit […]
Join SPARC and OutLaw to write holiday cards for LGBTQ+ and HIV-positive folks who are currently incarcerated. Writing materials, stamps, and snacks will be provided!