Natalie Holbrook, American Friends Service Committee Program Director, is an anti-prison/punishment and abolitionist activist & a fighter for racial and gender justice. She has worked for the American Friends Service Committee’s Michigan Criminal Justice program for over 17 years advocating for and with people held in Michigan’s prisons around various issues related to the inhumane conditions of confinement inherent in caging and controlling human beings. Illuminating and challenging immediate conditions issues informs AFSC’s long term work to shift our collective addiction to punishment and vengeance into working towards collective liberation and well being for all. Natalie is committed to building relationships with imprisoned people and impacted free people as work for justice, healing, transformation, and flourishing is rooted in interdependence and deep connection with one another and the planet. The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization, committed to the principles of nonviolence and justice.