Critical Resistance was founded by Angela Davis, Rose Braz, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, and others. The organization is primarily volunteer member-based, with eleven members staffing across the Chicago, Los Angeles, Oakland, New Orleans, and New York chapters.
There are chapters throughout the country, including Gainesville, Chicago, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Oakland, New York, Tampa, Washington DC, and New Orleans.
Each chapter determines its own work independently. Projects included:
- coalition-building and participation in the Community in Unity Coalition to stop construction of a 2,000 bed jail in the South Bronx.
- facilitating education within prisons and the creation of political media by, for and with prisoners and former prisoners
- contributing to stopping California's prison building boom
- political education and leadership development
- building a mass movement for genuine safety that doesn't rely on caging and control to address social, economic and political problems
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