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UCLA Law Review Symposium: Toward An Abolitionist Future

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:40 pm PST

The UCLA Law Review invites you to join us online for our 2022 Symposium, Toward an Abolitionist Future.

About this event

The 2022 Symposium aims to focus on the question of what is an abolitionist future and what it takes to get there. The UCLA Law Review aims to facilitate thought-provoking discussions around the role of law, legal thinking and lawyers in an abolitionist future. In the summer of 2020, we witnessed nation-wide social uprisings spurred by yet another tragic iteration of police violence that, for many, lay bare the scourge of structural racism as a relenting plague American society. Scholars and organizers, like Angela Y. Davis and Ruth Wilson Gilmore, have argued the prison industrial complex must be understood as part of a societal, political, and economic context that shapes the contours of the prison industrial complex and explains its expansive growth over the past several decades. These historical connections and political, economic, and societal context inform what Amna Akbar refers to as the “abolitionist critique,” and we aim to build on the efforts of these scholars.

The Symposium will center discussions on the following themes: Law and Legal Institutions: Impediments to Change; Abolition and Community; Abolition, Pleasure and Vice; Reimagining Public Safety; The Global Move Toward Abolition; Abolition and Technology. The Symposium will also feature a book talk with Derecka Purnell about her new book, Becoming Abolitionists, and a panel with local LA organizers on abolition, moderated by Patrisse Cullors.

View the program here: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/762816098/

January 28, 2022: 9:00am -4:05pm

January 29, 2022: 9:00am- 2:40pm

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