Materializing Abolition/Queer and Feminist Strategies: California Abolition Groundwork

UCSD's Critical Gender Studies Program, in collaboration with the Digital Gym, invite you to 2020-2021 Virtual Community Series themed "Materializing Abolition: Queer and Feminist Strategies." The events are designed for audience members to learn more about abolition in its everyday and community work. This series offers insight on current transformative justice practices and principles, and is intended to think critically about the harms of prison and police structures while offering tools for community empowerment. Topics stem from queer and feminist engagements with embodiment, systemic and institutional violence, and subversive alternatives to enliven the very material work of abolition happening in the here and now. 

Our second event, on Tursday Dec 10 at 6 pm PST, is titled "California Abolition Groundwork" and will feature Romarilyn Ralston, a longtime organizer with Ca Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) and current Director of CSU Fullerton's Project Rebound, and Curtis Howard, lead organizer of the San Diego chapter of All of Us or None (AOUON). AOUON is a nationwide abolitionist group with focus on campaign-building, such as "banning the box" (removing the disclosure of criminal records on applications) and voting rights for people inside. Should be a great event to engage with long-time abolition activists, and discuss strategies for (anti-policing) organizing!

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