Economics of Exclusion: Imprisonment as a Tool of Exploitation

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015, 2:00 pm

Globally, more than 10 million people are imprisoned. Historic patterns of discrimination perpetuate the incarceration of people on the margins of society – those who are impoverished, and members of racial and ethnic minorities. Rather than building an economy of inclusion, governments and elites prevent dissent and difference from being revealed in the everyday imagination. Come hear faith leaders from the Philippines and Brazil engaged in prison ministry share untold stories and realities from the people behind the walls.


Fr. Valdir João Silveira, Head of Brazil’s National Prison Ministry Pastoral

Fr. Shay Cullen, SSC, Founder, PREDA Foundation, a Philippine human rights social development organization

Marlyn Capio-Richter, Social Worker, PREDA Foundation.



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