Self-Education Foundation

Posted by on April 26, 2002

The Self-Education Foundation invites you to a jumpin’ event featuring the following amazing talent:

*fierce and beautiful poetry and song by Taina Del Valle
*a debut screening of Sara Zia Ebrahimi’s video “60%: The Sentencing Policies of the War on Drugs and their Effects on America” (28min)
*a talk by William Upski Wimsatt, graffitti artist, philanthropist and author of underground best-sellers “Bomb the Suburbs” and “No More Prisons”

Friday, May 24th
7:30 pm
Asian Arts Initiative. 1315 Cherry St, Philadelphia

need more info? call (215)235-4379 or email


The Self-Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization led by young people committed to supporting individual and community empowerment through self-education. We achieve this through grantmaking, outreach, and community organizing. We see self-education as a practice of freedom and believe that it is a vital step in building direct democracy and empowerment on the community level. The organization is led by a multi-racial group of young people under the age of 30 who see ourselves as part of the next wave of philanthropy and community organizing, bringing a fresh and inspiring model to both fields.

60%: The Sentencing Policies of the War on Drugs and their Effects on America (28min) This video explores the relationship between public opinion and public policy by looking at the portrayal of the War on Drugs, crime, and race in the mass media and how it has propelled the US to incarcerate more people than any other country on the planet. It features interviews with people working on changing the US’s drug sentencing policies including Marc Mauer, author of Race to Incarcerate, and Janine Jackson from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR). An ideal educational tool on drug sentencing laws for teachers, community organizations, religious congregations and student groups interested in this issue.

Books Through Bars Self-Education Foundation
4722 Baltimore Avenue P.O. Box 30790
Philadelphia PA 19143 Philadelphia PA 19104

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