Milk not Jails

It’s a bit ironic that the purveyor of “Freedom and Democracy” around the world incarcerates more people per capita than any nation on the planet. The staggering growth of the prison industrial complex over the past thirty years is mind boggling, and yet there is still no serious movement challenging this draconian method of dealing with the social ills of Capitalism. Hence the Milk Not Jails Ice Cream Social:

Learn about what milk and jails have to do with one another. Enjoy ice cream and entertainment. Find out what you can do. With presentations by Sabrina Jones and Kevin Pyle, illustrators of the Real Cost of Prisons Comix.

The Real Cost of Prisons Comix provides a crash course in what drives mass incarceration, the human and community costs, and how to stop the numbers from going even higher. Over 125,000 copies of the comic books have been printed and more than 100,000 have been sent to families of people who are incarcerated, people who are incarcerated, and to organizers and activists throughout the country.

This ice cream social spectacular is part of Graphic Radicals: 30 Years of World War 3 Illustrated, an exhibit at Exit Art. Graphic Radicals is a 30th anniversary retrospective of World War 3 Illustrated, an independently published political comic magazine founded in 1980 by artists Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper.

So go enjoy a night of ice-cream, entertainment, and some great presentations on what drives mass incarceration. This is all happening at the Exit Art Gallery in NYC this Wednesday (January 26, 2011) from 7-9pm and it’s FREE!

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