Danny Cendejas

Organizing Director
Detention Watch Network
Danny Cendejas is the Organizing Director at Detention Watch Network. Previously, Danny organized with Texas Organizing Project since late 2011. While with Texas Organizing Project, Danny drove the immigrants’ rights campaign in Dallas and then statewide as Immigration Campaign Field Director. Danny graduated from the University of Virginia in 2011 with a major in Anthropology.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Dismantling Mass Incarceration: Strategies to Fight Back Against Prison Profiteering

The U.S. incarcerates more people than any country in the world. Increasingly the system has created perverse incentives for the incarceration of people of color, including immigrants. This session will address the ways that the state with corporate & financial institutions interact at levels of the revolving door, campaign contributions, drafting legislation, and securing bed quotas. During this session at Facing Race, we will outline the ways the state and corporate interests have played a role in driving incarceration. If we can’t count on elected officials to end mass incarceration, what can we do ourselves to stop its expansion and prevent more people of color from being locked up? We will reflect on the lessons learned from recent fights and plot a course for racial justice advocacy during a new era in Washington. We will also discuss proactive ways to address mass incarceration as both the state and multinational corporations work to undermine communities and identify strategies to win.

Speakers: Danny Cendejas, Amanda Aguilar-Shank