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Audio Interference 44: Update from Close Rikers

“People have made this false equivalency between punishment and safety, and so I think in the work that we’re doing, always, we’re trying to put the emphasis on health. We’re trying to put the emphasis on freedom.” – Imani Brown

In this episode, we catch up with the organizers of the Close Rikers campaign, featured in episode 28. Louise Barry speaks to Imani Brown, Organizing Coordinator at the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice, about changes to the campaign since Mayor Di Blasio announced his plan to close Rikers Island.

Learn more at www.closerikers.org or at www.katalcenter.org.

Music featured in this episode: “Resiste!” by El Zombi Flash.

Produced by Interference Archive.