Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Silky Shah

Communications Director | Detention Watch Network
Silky Shah is the Communications Director of the Detention Watch Network (DWN), a national coalition of organizations and individuals working to reform the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system. In addition to her work with DWN, she co-produces Asia Pacific Forum, a pan-Asian radio show on Pacifica's WBAI 99.5 FM in New York.

Presentations from Facing Race 2012

Campaign Weaving and Movement Building: Challenging the Incarceration Nation through Creative Action

Across the country organizers and advocates are leading campaigns to challenge the impacts of mass detention/incarceration. From death penalty abolition to ending the high cost of phone calls, and mandatory detention--these organizations are using creative actions, first voice media and innovative policy advocacy to bring the media policy, immigrant rights and criminal justice sectors together to fight the profiteering in mass incarceration.

Speakers: Cherrell Brown, Steven Renderos, Silky Shah, Zachary Norris