MAMAS in the Media

MAMAs trains mama-survivors of state violence to public op-eds and participate in media and policy processes. Our collective members publish OpEDS and speak at press conferences like these as part of our work together.

Mothers of Victims of Police Don’t Want Your Pity. They Want Solidarity—and Justice.

By Nadine Naber, Published on

Ms. Magazine 

Parents, advocates urge Pritzker to release inmates as prison coronavirus cases skyrocket

By Carlos Ballesteros, Published on Chicago Sun Times 

Racism of Policing Resulted in the Torture and 18-Year Incarceration of My Son

By Rosemary Cade, Published on Truthout 


By Nadine Naber, Souzan Naser, and Johnaé Strong, Published on Abolition Journal 

With My Child Incarcerated During a Pandemic, I Spend Mother’s Day in Fear

By Regina Russell, Published on Truthout 

Commentary: Concern for Illinois inmates exposed to coronavirus

By Armanda Shackleford, Published on The State Journal-Register 

COVID-19 and the Crisis of Death by Incarceration

Organized by Parole Illinois, Mamas Activating Movements for Abolitions and Solidarity (MAMAS), Chicago Votes, Chicago Torture Justice Center

Virtual Press Conference: Prison Is The Pandemic

Organized by Join Parole Illinois, Mothers Activating A Movement for Abolition and Solidarity (MAMAS), American Friends Service Committee–Chicago and LIV3. 

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