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Visions Beyond Prisons: Discussion w/ Authors of Abolition. Feminism. Now.
March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Join the Social Justice Initiative Portal Project for a conversation with the authors of the new book, Abolition. Feminism. Now.
Combining decades of scholarship and activism, Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica Meiners, and Beth E. Richie have co-written a powerful, provocative, and timely book outlining the feminist roots of abolitionists thought and practice. All four authors are affiliated with The Portal Project and we are proud to host this event moderated by Dr. Stacey Sutton, and Hashim Benford of the Grassroots Policy Project.
More about the book:
Abolition. Feminism. Now. is a celebration of freedom work, a movement genealogy, a call to action, and a challenge to those who think of abolition and feminism as separate—even incompatible—political projects.
In this remarkable collaborative work, leading scholar-activists Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners, and Beth E. Richie surface the often unrecognized genealogies of queer, anti-capitalist, internationalist, grassroots, and women-of-color-led feminist movements, struggles, and organizations that have helped to define abolition and feminism in the twenty-first century.
This pathbreaking book also features illustrations documenting the work of grassroots organizers embodying abolitionist feminist practice. Amplifying the analysis and the theories of change generated out of vibrant community-based organizing, Abolition. Feminism. Now. highlights necessary historical linkages, key internationalist learnings, and everyday practices to imagine a future where we can all thrive.
- The Social Justice Initiative at UIC
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