Week 2

ecological lockdown

Key Questions

  • What is the relationship between the carceral system and the environment? How does the carceral system create the conditions of possibility for ecological destruction and suffering?

  • How is the ecological crisis connected to broader histories of racism, anti-Blackness, and settler colonialism?

  • Why is an anti-carceral movement necessary to confront the ecological crisis? How can the environmental justice movement be linked to anti-carceral movements?

Required Materials

Supplementary Materials


Type your location into the interactive map below and click on the prisons and jails surrounding your area. What are the levels of risk for heat, wildfires, and flooding? How does this connect to the climate crisis and environmental justice?