How Mass Incarceration Links Black American And Palestinian Youth

In this April 12, 2016 photo, visitors walk through a cellblock at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. The nearly two-century-old penitentiary in Philadelphia that is now a historic site is retooling its programming to take a critical look at mass incarceration in America.
Visitors walk through a cellblock at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia on April 12, 2016. The nearly two-century-old penitentiary in Philadelphia that is now a historic site is retooling its programming to take a critical look at mass incarceration in America. AP Photo/Matt Rourke
In this April 12, 2016 photo, visitors walk through a cellblock at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. The nearly two-century-old penitentiary in Philadelphia that is now a historic site is retooling its programming to take a critical look at mass incarceration in America.
Visitors walk through a cellblock at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia on April 12, 2016. The nearly two-century-old penitentiary in Philadelphia that is now a historic site is retooling its programming to take a critical look at mass incarceration in America. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

How Mass Incarceration Links Black American And Palestinian Youth

When Nadya Tannous saw an aspiring minister, Amanda Weatherspoon, deliver a talk on Black Lives Matter at the 2015 Unitarian Universalist general assembly, she immediately knew they had something in common. As Weatherspoon talked about mass incarceration of black American youth, Tannous noticed that her research into Palestinian child detention was uncannily similar.

In 2017, they teamed up with Friends of Sabeel North America, a nonprofit Christian ecumenical organization, to research and explore the connections some more with communities of color across North America.

Weatherspoon and Tannous join Worldview to discuss themes in international mass incarceration, race, gender, youth, and for-profit security and detention corporations.