Getting Moms Out Of Jail For Mother’s Day
May 1, 2017

“This Mother’s Day, a group of incarcerated moms will get the best gift of their lives: freedom. The nonprofit organization Southerners on New Ground (SONG), along with a network of national black-liberation organizations, have put together a mass action called ‘Mama’s Bail Out Day,’ which has been raising bail money and gathering resources for incarcerated mothers for the past three weeks. Mary Hooks, codirector of SONG and the initial organizer of the action, spoke with MTV News about the inspiration behind the bailout, how the enthusiasm behind recent marches can help inform other kinds of activism, and how you can organize similar forms of resistance in your own community.”

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