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History of Black Abolition: The Struggle for the Abolition of Slavery

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

Examine Black Abolitionist politics & actions leading up to the American Civil War (session 1/4)

About this event

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”

-Assata Shakur

This Black History Month join the Decolonize Your Classroom and Amplify RJ communities in pushing the conversation about abolition into more spaces!

Carceral mindsets harm everyone, but somehow we still rely on them in society. Learn the history of the political movements and actions of abolitionists who have come before us so we can help others imagine and build a world without the need for police and prisons.

Every Saturday in February (9-10am PST) DeMointé Wesley and other aspiring abolitionists will explore:

Feb. 5: The Struggle for the Abolition of Slavery

Feb. 12: Black Liberation, State Repression, and the Anti-Prison Movement

Feb. 19: Police and Prison Abolition Today

Feb. 26: A Black Abolitionist Future

Each session will be accompanied by an asynchronous video lesson laying the ground work for the Saturday conversations. Saturday sessions will be recorded for those who are unable to attend live.

By buying a ticket here on Eventbrite you are signing up to attend the session on February 5 only:

Session 1: Examining Black Abolitionist politics leading up to the American Civil War, we will explore:

The essential role Black Abolitionists played in the abolition of chattel slavery?

The varying goals, perspectives, methods of different Black abolitionists of the time?

How the ideas and frameworks of early Black abolitionists laid the foundation for later Black Abolitionist politics & action?


Individual workshop on Eventbrite: $29/session

If you want to join the series each week, save by joining the workshop series on Membervault (tiny.cc/abolition)

Full workshop series on Membervault Early Bird (Until January 31): $89 (no fees)

Full workshop series on Membervault Individual: $99 (no fees)

To submit your event, please send the event name, description, instructions for registration and/or attendance, the organizer’s name, and organizer’s website to: calendar@dontcallthepolice.com

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