AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Ban the Box, Reentry, Incarcerated Parents / Children of Incarcerated Parents, County Jail / State Prison life, Oral History, Video & Photo Storytelling, Social Media.
Mark started interning at LSPC in 2014 and joined the Development Team in late 2015. He now manages all LSPC’s Communications and Media as of May 2016. A Bay Area native, Mark earned a B.A. in English at UCLA, an M.F.A. in Poetics at New College of California, and an advanced degree in Penal Studies from Cal State San Quentin. Having experienced the mass incarceration system firsthand and its traumatic effect on families, Mark is committed and honored to work at LSPC and All of Us or None to help other formerly incarcerated people and families dismantle the prison-industrial complex. When not watching soccer on TV or at Avaya Stadium as a San Jose Earthquakes season ticket holder, Mark loves to play soccer with his son and daughter, read soccer books, write soccer articles, and attempt to organize an All of Us or None soccer team.
Ban the Box – Calif. Just Passed Landmark Law to Stop Bosses From Discriminating Against People with Convictions – In These Times – November 6, 2017.
All of Us or None – 2017 Community Giveback Video, December 9, 2017.
LSPC – 2017 Victory Party Video, October 19, 2017.