Our work is led and informed by people directly impacted by the immigration or prison system, who have been, or have had loved ones, deported or locked up. Their experience with crimmigration is also impacted by the intersections of race, gender, housing, education, and labor.
- We use participatory tools to engage the community to fight detention and deportation, and win their own liberation.
- We reject technology and surveillance in service of the prison industry.
- We demand that resources shift from mass incarceration/detention, and towards investment in communities that have been harmed.
Convening Shared Learning Spaces
Freedom To Thrive creates spaces to engage participants in political education and leadership development. Through shared learning and popular education style teaching, we center pro-Black and abolitionist organizing.These spaces build the capacity, joy and dignity of our people.
Our We Rise convening offers a chance for women, femmes and GNC organizers to connect personally with the ways criminalization has harmed our communities, begin to heal, and collectively envision a different and better world.
- We use webinars as a political education tool and a means of co-creating across geography and physical constraints.
- We use popular education as accessible resources for folks to share with and activate their communities.
- We curate in-person and virtual gatherings to celebrate the resilience and joy of our folks, and to promote community safety and love.
Advancing Strategic Partnerships
Freedom To Thrive is a national organization that engages in strategic partnerships and coalitions to advance the decriminalization of our communities.
- We support national crimmigration campaigns and formations
- We amplify local organizing efforts on a national platform.
- We promote relationships, connections and allyship across geography and issue areas.