Free Movement

Free Movement Conference – March 23-25

Working Narratives, the southern media arts and organizing effort, will hold their second annual Free Movement Conference in Wilmington, March 23-25. The conference will feature more than 30 workshops on social, economic and health justice issues. It will be held at the Hannah Block Historic USO – Community Arts Center in downtown Wilmington.

UNCW’s Dropout Prevention Coalition is a co-sponsor of the conference. The DPC is partnering with Working Narratives and several community organizations to offer a School to Prison Pipeline track at the conference.  

“We believe the school-to-prison pipeline is one of the most pressing issues in education and in civil rights,” the groups wrote on their event page. “Closing the school to prison pipeline will take a multidisciplinary approach to discussing this complex problem and to exploring potential solutions by asking important questions. This track includes the voices of those directly impacted by the system of mass incarceration.”

For more information on the track, Closing the School to Prison Pipeline, visit their Facebook event page.

For more information or to register for the Free Movement Conference, visit