Leading a New Age of Activism
Bennington’s Incarceration Taskforce was featured in a recent Vice piece on student advocacy groups that “could lead a new age of activism.”
As Vice explains: “The Incarceration Taskforce, which was founded in 2014, has a goal of lowering incarceration intake. It's part of a larger initiative called Incarceration in America, which is part-curriculum, part-think tank with a regular roster of visiting speakers, theatrical events and conferences aimed to change public policy with political action.
The student-led group has partnered with organizations like the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, which pays bail for New Yorkers who can't afford to get out of jail, and JustLeadershipUSA, an organization whose goal is to cut the correctional population in half by 2030.”