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Project UNSHACKLE: Confronting HIV and Mass Imprisonment – An Organizing Toolkit

Project UNSHACKLE: Confronting HIV and Mass Imprisonment – An Organizing Toolkit

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Published by Laura McTighe
Published in 2009, the Project UNSHACKLE Organizing Toolkit is the outgrowth of years of organizing across movements to build a powerful community-based network at the complex intersection of HIV and mass imprisonment in the United States.

Simply put, it is no coincidence that the communities most impacted by imprisonment also have the highest rates of HIV. The War on Drugs, mandatory minimums, racial profiling, and other criminal justice policies have resulted in the mass imprisonment of low-income people of color—a major driver of the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Yet the very "social determinants" and "structural drivers" frameworks that guided public health professionals in diagnosing the root causes of the domestic AIDS epidemic had not been translated into community organizing resources to support local organizers in taking action to end mass imprisonment as an HIV prevention strategy.

Project UNSHACKLE has contributed to building this capacity by supporting and strengthening local community leadership, weaving national networks, and building the movement for HIV prevention justice to challenge this deep and persistent structural vulnerability. The Organizing Toolkit is a collaborative resource covering a political history of imprisonment and HIV/AIDS in the U.S., tools for communicating strategically these issues, and step-by-step campaign tools.
Published in 2009, the Project UNSHACKLE Organizing Toolkit is the outgrowth of years of organizing across movements to build a powerful community-based network at the complex intersection of HIV and mass imprisonment in the United States.

Simply put, it is no coincidence that the communities most impacted by imprisonment also have the highest rates of HIV. The War on Drugs, mandatory minimums, racial profiling, and other criminal justice policies have resulted in the mass imprisonment of low-income people of color—a major driver of the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Yet the very "social determinants" and "structural drivers" frameworks that guided public health professionals in diagnosing the root causes of the domestic AIDS epidemic had not been translated into community organizing resources to support local organizers in taking action to end mass imprisonment as an HIV prevention strategy.

Project UNSHACKLE has contributed to building this capacity by supporting and strengthening local community leadership, weaving national networks, and building the movement for HIV prevention justice to challenge this deep and persistent structural vulnerability. The Organizing Toolkit is a collaborative resource covering a political history of imprisonment and HIV/AIDS in the U.S., tools for communicating strategically these issues, and step-by-step campaign tools.

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Project UNSHACKLE – Confronting HIV and Mass Imprisonment: An Organizing Toolkit 
, by Laura McTigheDecember 2009
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP)
 
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Project UNSHACKLE – Confronting HIV and Mass Imprisonment: An Organizing Toolkit 
, by Laura McTigheDecember 2009
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP)
 
 
 
Project UNSHACKLE – Confronting HIV and Mass Imprisonment: An Organizing Toolkit 
, by Laura McTigheDecember 2009
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP)
 
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Project UNSHACKLE
Confronting HIV and Mass Imprisonment:
 An Organizing Toolkit 
By Laura McTighe
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP)
December 2009
80-a Fourth StreetBrooklyn, NY 11217Tel: (212) 937-7955Web: www.champnetwork.orgEmail: champ@champnetwork.orgCopyright © 2009 by Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP) All rights reserved. Non-commercial reproduction is encouraged provided appropriate credit is given.

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