Abolition Event Calendar
A calendar of events focused on defunding the police, abolition, developing alternatives to police, and elimination of the carceral state.
These events are compiled from publicly available information and submissions, and are not associated with dontcallthepolice.com.
Please note! All events are listed at the time local to the organizer – please check time zones.
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Living Democracy Talk: Making Abolition Geographies: Stories from California
November 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PSTFree
Free to attend; registration required to receive Zoom webinar attendance link
This talk explores how visions of abolition guide and connect organizing across a range of social justice struggles. Gilmore will highlight examples relating to environmental justice, public sector labor unions, farm workers, undocumented households, criminalized youth, and community based approaches to prevent and resolve gender and interpersonal violence. The vivid California stories she will present reveal how abolition is a practical program for urgent change grounded in the needs, talents, and dreams of vulnerable people. Audience Q&A will follow.
Ruth Wilson Gilmore is Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Co-founder of many grassroots organizations including the California Prison Moratorium Project, Critical Resistance, and the Central California Environmental Justice Network, Gilmore is author of the prize-winning Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California. Recent publications include “Beyond Bratton” (Policing the Planet, Camp and Heatherton, eds., Verso); “Abolition Geography and the Problem of Innocence” (Futures of Black Radicalism, Lubin and Johnson, eds., Verso); a foreword to Bobby M. Wilson’s Birmingham classic America’s Johannesburg (U Georgia Press); and a foreword to Cedric J. Robinson on Racial Capitalism, Black Internationalism, and Cultures of Resistance (HLT Quan, ed., Pluto). Forthcoming projects include Change Everything: Racial Capitalism and the Case for Abolition (Haymarket); and (co-edited with Paul Gilroy) Stuart Hall: Selected Writings on Race and Difference (Duke).
Sponsored by the IHC’s Living Democracy series and the Sara Miller McCune and George D. McCune Endowment
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