[Blackstudies-l] Fwd: Campaign to End Prison-Based Gerrymandering

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Fri Mar 5 11:38:30 EST 2010

Dear Africana/ Black Studies Community,

Please share this information and consider attending. This issue is  
obviously one of considerable relevance to Africana/ Black Studies.


Begin forwarded message:

> From: James Bearden <bearden at geneseo.edu>
> Date: March 3, 2010 10:40:13 AM EST
> Subject: Campaign to End Prison-Based Gerrymandering
> Dear colleagues,
>   I've invited a speaker to my Urban Sociology Class next Monday,  
> March 8th at 3:30 PM
> Cleo Oliver, an organizer with the Public Policy and Education Fund  
> of New York is organizing the Campaign to End Prison-Based  
> Gerrymandering.  Prisoners are counted by the Census as residents of  
> the localities where the prison is located.  This boosts the  
> population of these localities and consequently reduces the  
> population of the urban areas where many of the prisoners come  
> from.  Consequently, funds that are distributed on the basis of  
> population counts are shifted from urban areas to the prison  
> communities.
> I've moved my class to Sturges 219 for the day, so there are plenty  
> of seats for guests.
> Please announce this to your classes.
> --
> James Bearden
> Sturges 101
> Department of Sociology
> SUNY Geneseo
> Geneseo, NY 14454-1401
> 585-245-5335   x4401
> bearden at geneseo.edu
> http://www.geneseo.edu/~bearden

Emilye Crosby
History Department
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
(585) 245-5375
crosby at geneseo.edu

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