Ani DiFranco isn't one to shy away from politics, and she'll throw her support behind prison reform with a weekend concert and conference.

"Everything is politics," said DiFranco. "If you decide you're not going to get involved, that's just a way of saying that you're not concerned, that you're embracing the politics of apathy."DiFranco, 27, will be joined Saturday by Me'Shell Ndegeocello and Michael Franti as part of a conference at the University of California, Berkeley featuring political activist and former Black Panther Angela Davis and Ms. magazine co-founder Gloria Steinem.

"Critical Resistance: Music and Solidarity" will benefit the Prison Activist Resource Center and the California Fund for Women Prisoners.