IN Equality is building a coalition, a movement of survivors of the criminal justice system: victims, defendants, convicted, wrongfully convicted, incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, condemned, recovering professionals, family and friends.
We are working to heal ourselves and our communities. We seek transformation of criminal justice and a path to living in equality, to address the deep inequality of our current racialized experiences.
IN Equality works in three areas:
- coalition building of those with firsthand experience in the system
- policy advocacy on behalf of impacted community, and
- public art
We are working to transform Ramsey County juvenile justice by imbedding the impacted community lens and voice in policy and practice reform to disrupt the feeder system from juvenile services to adult prison and to wake up public opinion about the inhumanity of mass incarceration by creating public art that makes visible the breathe and the depth of the impact in our community.
Flower Power was created to unite, honor and remember those whose lives have been impacted by the prison industrial complex in all its forms. Learn more!
IN Equality works to uplift community voices to create systemic change. In 2018 and 2019, we worked to oppose a data sharing agreement in Ramsey County and produced several policy briefs and graphics. Learn more and download the reports.
We work with a Collaborative Community Leadership model. At this time our team includes: Damon Drake, Laura LaBlanc, Russel Balenger, Crystal Norcross, Long Vang, Aazia Ross, Bella Dawson, and David Starks.