In the latest episode of The Laura Flanders Show, Laura talks with two different activists seeking to end the school to prison pipeline and end poverty and injustice in their communities:

Jalal Sabur & Raymond Figueroa are using fresh food to rebalance the scale and dig up the school to prison pipeline. Jalal Sabur is the co-founder of the Freedom Food Alliance, a collective of farmers, political prisoners, and organizers in upstate New York, and Raymond Figueroa, Jr. works with the Friends of Brook Park, an alternatives-to-incarceration program that works with young people affected by the prison system.

The show also looks at the problems of food access in the South Bronx:

Is the South Bronx really a food desert? With one of the biggest food distribution centers in the country based there, the term “food apartheid” might be more accurate.

 

Kit OConnell

Kit OConnell

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and Occupy.com.