minnversity political science student sarah walker and artist/advocate mark hayden have started the employ ex-offenders project. their goals are the following:

to make visible the often invisible discriminatory practices of denying employment to individuals with criminal records, to reduce the class and race based stigma of criminality and to challenge the popular media discourse that demonizes individuals with criminal records and individuals making the transition from prison to civil society.

if you would like to support their work, you can order a $12 t-shirt like this one. former offenders are also invited to submit their own photos for use in the campaign. you can contact sarah or mark at employexoffenders.org for other ways to get involved in this grassroots effort.