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.

We Must Commit Ourselves to Long-Term Solidarity With Palestinian Liberation

By Nadine Naber, published on Truthout

Settler colonialism is a reproductive justice issue

By Souzan Naser, published on Mondoweiss

My Child Is Incarcerated. One Second in This Unjust System Is Too Much.

By Esther Hernández, published on Truthout

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

By Carlos Ballesteros, published on Chicago Sun-Times

Let’s Celebrate Mothers Who Are Fighting to Set Their Loved Ones Free

By Nadine NaberSouzan Naser & Johnaé Strong, Published on Truthout

"I Demand' Press Conference Video

By MAMAS, Published on our website.

Gov. Pritzker is failing imprisoned people in Illinois

By April Ward, Published on


Vaccines Aren’t Enough to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Prisons

By Nadine Naber, Published on

Ms. Magazine

Mothers Are Pushing to Free Their Children From Prison During COVID

By Janaé Bonsu, Published on


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.