We guide people, like rails and road signs, along self-determined courses of action. Many of us travel the same road, but, even then, each of us lives in the nuances of our individual lanes. After Incarceration is a community based organization without borders. We are not everyone’s gateway to liberation, but we fight for the liberation of everyone.
We start with building inclusive communities and centering the lived experience of systems impacted people. We see one another and hear one another without seeing or hearing any “others.” When we successfully dissolve the arbitrary divisions that we’ve been socialized to accept, the natural inclination of all human beings is to support other human beings.
We access those winding roads by sharing stories about our relationships to the planet we live on. We rely on the elements--earth, wind, water and fire--to guide people, like rails and reflectors, along their self-determined journeys. Then we go further. We invest in people, not projects. We don’t draw the map, we equip people to become cartographers.
We each know within us how to get there. We will find our way. So together, we keep going.